CPI is committed to offering trainings, technical assistance (TTA), and resources that build the capacity of the prevention workforce to effectively serve racially, ethnically, culturally, geographically, and linguistically diverse Californians.
This page compiles cultural and linguistic competence resources that CPI has developed to support California’s prevention field. Contact us to request customized TTA on supporting the communities in your region.
CLAS Webinar Series
The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards are a set of fifteen action steps for institutionalizing principles of cultural competence to improve care quality, advance health equity, and reduce health disparities. The CLAS webinar series was developed to help prepare participants for the CPI Regional Trainings focused on Cultural Competence.View all CLAS webinars
The first webinar in the CLAS series provides an overview of culture, the cultural competence continuum, and guiding principles to achieve cultural proficiency.
This webinar introduces the CLAS Standards, describes the Standards’ purpose and objectives, and addresses the first Standard (Theme 1) and the Standards related to organizational leadership and governance (Theme 2).
This webinar describes CLAS Standards 5-8, and provides strategies for integrating communication and language cultural competence in all aspects of prevention and health care services.
The final webinar in the series covers the CLAS Standards related to accountability, needs assessment, evaluation, conflict resolution, and transparency.
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ACEs occur as a result of trauma, e.g., violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences. This webinar discusses the role of ACEs as a contributor to developing problem behaviors during adolescence and adulthood.
The five key determinants are discussed: economic stability, education, social and community context, health and health care, and neighborhood and environment. Participants will learn how the determinants result in inequities and health disparities that disproportionately impact low-income populations, communities of color, and other groups subject to racism and discrimination.
In this webinar, participants learn to identify the core principles of gender-responsive, trauma-informed services for girls and young women, and have the opportunity to access resources to incorporate and expand these services into current programming.
This webinar provides a working definition of culturally appropriate environmental prevention and explores some key strategies for integrating cultural competence into environmental prevention. The webinar includes a review of evidence-based environmental prevention strategies and highlights ways that they can include best-practice cultural competence.
This webinar provides information about the importance of culture in community-based prevention campaigns, and will provide techniques for addressing cross-cultural issues. The training will include a discussion of cross-cultural issues, concepts, and experiences/lessons learned.
CPI Regional Trainings
The 2017 and 2018 CPI Regional Trainings focused on Examining Cultural Competence in Substance Use Disorder Prevention. Presentation topics included cultural humility; youth engagement; data collection; behavioral health services for LGBTQ, immigrant and refugee, rural, and American Indian communities.View Regional Training resources
The downloadable training materials include event agendas, PowerPoint presentations, organizational assessment tools, key terms, and more.
Professional Competency Training
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Recruitment and retention are critical to the success of any prevention program. This training highlights applied strategies for increasing outreach success and participant engagement. Learn about proactive and reactive recruitment strategies, and social marketing techniques. The training emphasizes youth and parent participation strategies and culturally appropriate techniques for facilitating participation.
This Prevention Tactic describes the impact of trauma on individuals and communities; defines the key components of a trauma-informed approach; and provides examples from cities that are using a trauma-informed approach to whole community wellness. This Tactic includes discussion of community or collective trauma, racial or race-based trauma, and historical or generational trauma, which are critical concepts for providing culturally competent services.
This Prevention Tactic provides suggested approaches to environmental prevention that are both evidence-based and culturally responsive, offering five key research-based strategies.
The social determinants of health include environmental, historical, and social factors that influence individual and population health. This Prevention Tactic helps prevention professionals understand the determinants and relate the determinants to their prevention work.
The focus of this Prevention Tactic is to examine the challenges that military members and their families experience that may result in an increased risk for substance abuse.