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Cultural & Linguistic Competency Online Trainings

There are two videos in the Cultural Linguistic Competence Series that Luzerne-Wyoming Counties System of Care have created.  Please take time to watch each video, complete handouts, and take the surveys at the end.  This will help us create improved content for you in the future.  You will receive a training certificate for 2.0 training hours for each of the sessions upon completion of the survey following the viewing of each video.

Video # 1 Accessing Cultural Brokers

When prompted in the video please complete each handout below.  At the end of the video please complete the online survey to receive your Training Certificate.

Cultural Brokers Handout #1

Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Cultural Brokers’ List

Cultural Brokers Survey & Certificate

Video # 2 Working with Linguistically Diverse Populations

There is no handout for this video.  At the end of the video please complete the online survey to receive your Training Certificate.

Linguistically Diverse Survey & Certificate

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Building A Compassionate Trauma Informed System of Care- Fall 2018 Trainings 

These trainings were developed in conjunction with Luzerne County Community College. Some of our System of Care champions are the presenters in each of these 1 hour sessions.

LGBTQ+ – An Introduction and Discussion on Self-Development

By Kenneth Tong, B.S., Salisbury Behavioral Health and Lee Piechota, Youth Advocacy Squad

The purpose of this training is to lay a foundation of LGBTQ+ from an education standpoint.  They discuss the key concepts and simplistic understanding of the LGBTQ+ community

LGBTQ+ – History and Social Inequality

By Kenneth Tong, B.S., Salisbury Behavioral Health and Lee Piechota, Youth Advocacy Squad

The purpose of this training is to look at the timeline of events that lead to where the current social climate is, specific to the inclusivity and struggles of discrimination.  At the end of the presentation, we have a discussion on what would be best practice to break down the walls of discrimination and extend the olive branch of inclusivity.

Self-Medicating Our Way to an Addiction

By Jessy Miller, M.S. and Eric Pollick, B.S. of Children’s Service Center

The focus of this training is to take a look at self-medication as a contributing factor to addiction. This program will take a brief look at what self-medication is, why it happens, and how, if left untreated, can lead to a life of addiction.  Lastly, an effort is made to look at what needs to occur in order for a person to begin the healing and recovery process.

Targeting Health Disparities in Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

By Melissa Michael, R.N., Community Care Behavioral Health

Viewers will learn about the components of the Behavioral Health Home Plus model and how it has helped individuals with serious mental illness in their recovery.  This training will help you understand the importance of integrating physical health care along with behavioral health care.

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