Session 1 of Fostering our Health Equity Literacy, An Introduction: How the National CLAS Standards Can Elevate Our School Mental Health Equity Commitments

This is a recording of Session 1 in Fostering our Health Equity Literacy. The first installment is “An Introduction: How the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) Can Elevate Our School Mental Health Equity Commitments.”

This session took place on November 29, 2022. Presenters Yesmina Luchsinger, MS, Dr. Suganya Sockalingam, and Scott van Loo introduced the CLAS standards and explained why they should be adapted to school mental health contexts.

This series overviews the CLAS standards and provides broad goals for ensuring cultural and linguistic appropriateness within the school mental health care system. In Session 1, presenters established how to integrate CLAS into our school mental health programs to maximize our commitment to health equity.

The trainings are designed for state, district, county and local leadership, and any organization that provides mental health services.

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