Coming Home to Primary Care: Addressing Linguistic Diversity in Pediatric Integrated Care

12:00pm - February 26, 2021
Mid-America MHTTC
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2021

This session will cover the challenges of meeting linguistic needs in mental health services with an emphasis on integrated systems of care. It will first discuss the scope of the problem of linguistic barriers to care. It will cover the importance of improving access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services and how that may function differently in various interpretation models. It will also provide concrete recommendations for working with interpreters.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe barriers to care involving due to inequalities in linguistic abilities when providing mental health services within an integrated healthcare system. 
  • Discuss how various interpreter models and functions help to overcome the challenges of meeting linguistic and cultural needs within the pediatric mental health integrated system of care.
  • Discuss recommendations to consider when working with interpreters to address pediatric mental health needs.


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