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Addressing Linguistic Diversity in Pediatric Integrated Care airs Feb. 26

Publication Date: Feb 03, 2021

Editors' Note: This story ran in our February newsletter, published Feb. 3.

 

Gonzalez-Kruger HeadshotAddressing Linguistic Diversity in Pediatric Integrated Care airs Friday, Feb. 26, with guest speaker Gloria Gonzalez-Kruger, PhD, LMFT, director of clinical services at Drexel University Couple and Family Therapy Clinic in Philadelphia.

 

This webinar, part of our Coming Home to Primary Care: Pediatric Integrated Health webinar series, will cover the challenges of meeting linguistic needs in mental health services with an emphasis on integrated systems of care. This webinar will first discuss the scope of the problem of linguistic barriers to care, then cover the importance of improving access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services. It will also provide concrete recommendations for working with interpreters.

 

Learning objectives:

 

  • Describe barriers to care 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.

 

Register for the webinar here. If you have any questions, please reply to this email or send an email to midamerica@mhttcnetwork.org.

 

Continuing education credits are available.

 

To view last month's webinar, Building an Equitable Workforce in Pediatric Integrated Care, please click here.