Gender Specific / Cultural Competence Strategies
By 2044, the United States is expected to become a majority-minority nation, meaning that more than half of the
population will belong to a minority racial or ethnic group. Addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services must adapt to meet the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of our clients. This session will present an actionable framework offered by the federal Office of Minority Health’s National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and provide ample best practices and resources to help you advance your organization’s culturally responsive
practices and policies.
Learning Objective 1
• Recognize the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services, with understanding that culture is fluid and evolving.
Learning Objective 2
• Describe examples of culturally responsive practices and identify resources for further learning.
Learning Objective 3
• Summarize the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Servicesand how they apply to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.