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PROMOTING CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY Self-Assessment Checklist

Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families Children. 

This checklist, developed by the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of individual personnel to the importance of cultural diversity and cultural competence in behavioral health settings. It provides concrete examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster such an environment.

Community Action Teams

Local Community Action Teams are meeting on a regular basis to network with one another, problem solve and coordinate supports to help homeless families and individuals remain in their schools and communities. These teams are made up of faith communities, school staff, and service providers.  These teams are networks of vital district community action teams that support homeless or near homeless families and individuals. Teams have formed in the following communities:

Local Resources

Local Organizations attending to homelessness

Project Home provides emergency shelter in Ramsey County for children and their parents.  They work with dozens of area churches, synagogues and schools, and provide 40-60 beds of emergency shelter for children and their parents in Ramsey County each night. During fiscal year 2011, Project Home emergency shelter beds were slept in 12,689 times.

Ways to support our Schools and Community…

Ways to support our Schools and Community…

  • Contribute your skills IN KIND to schools. Schools can always use tutors and mentors to help children, youth and families in need.

  • Consider making a donation to your schools for school supplies, Angel Funds, and other unrestricted dollars to help our most vulnerable children and youth.

  • Clothing Donations such as winter coats and boots are a need for both adults and children/youth.  Clothing for the young children/preschoolers is especially a critical need.

Ways to support Families who are Struggling in your Neighborhood…

Ways to support Families who are Struggling in your Neighborhood…

  • Develop a support system for single parent families.  Interview the single parent Mom's/Dad's/Grandparents who are parenting in your communities and ask them what they need.

  • Provide transportation support such as taxi cab vouchers, car care ministries, donated bikes, and money for transportation assistance for families in need.

Make a donation to local efforts impacting children and families

If you have food, clothing, or household goods you'd like to donate, give locally by supporting theseSuburban Ramsey County organizations.

Get help finding chemical and mental health resources

Click here for a list of community mental and chemical health resources for youth in Ramsey County.

Get help with basic family needs (food, clothing, shelter)

Click here for a complete list of resources to help with basic family needs (food,clothing, shelter, household goods).