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A cultural competency training for social workers who provide mental health services to Latino families: A grant proposal
by Ortiz, Kristine N., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 63; 1528015
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to locate a potential funding source and write a grant to train social workers in the Los Angeles County area. This training will improve social workers' cultural competence and increase awareness of cultural differences so that the delivery of mental health services will be more effective. It is imperative for social workers to be culturally sensitive and be familiar with various help seeking behaviors and possible barriers to seeking appropriate mental health services among the Latino community. Furthermore, it is important for social workers to be aware of the different cultural interpretations of the mental illness symptoms. It is crucial that social workers understand the culture of their Latino clients; otherwise the end result will be a deprivation in the quality of service.

Extensive research to identify a potential funding source was conducted and resulted in the selection of The California Endowment. With the collaboration of Santa Rosa Family Care Center, a grant was written. The actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nagai, Chikako
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Social work, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Competency, Cultural, Cultural competency, Latino, Social work
Publication Number: 1528015
ISBN: 978-1-303-98539-3
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