2019 Ambit Conference: Cultural competency in community practice

WHAT: 2019 Ambit Network Conference:
“Cultural competency: Integrating cultural considerations into evidence-based models and community practice” 

Thursday, June 27, 8:30-12:30 p.m.

McNamara Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

$25 (includes breakfast)


“Cultural competence” is becoming one of the most important topics in mental health practice. There is a rapidly growing awareness that effective care must be tailored to the cultural backgrounds of the families we serve.

However, it remains difficult to know where to begin. Many practitioners struggle to balance the benefits of following evidence-based practices with the importance of culturally tailoring our work.

To explore this important question, Ambit Network and the Center for Resilient Families at the University of Minnesota are hosting a half-day conference that will bring together leading voices on the topic from around the state and nation.

Attendees will learn practical tools for becoming more culturally competent in their work, which will improve their confidence and effectiveness in serving parents  from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Who should attend:

  • Mental health practitioners
  • Organizational leaders
  • Researchers and program developers

Speakers include:

  • Keynote: Dr. Ruben Parra-Cardona, Developer of CAPAS, an adapted version of the Parent Management Training-Oregon Model tailored specifically to Latinx families
  • Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Minnesota
  • Cynthia Fashaw, Director of Multicultural Outreach & Children’s Programs, National Alliance on Mental Illness-Minnesota
  • Johara Mohammed, Marriage and Family Practitioner
  • Sonya Smith, Cultural and Linguistics Competence Lead, Minnesota Department of Human Services

RSVP today at z.umn.edu/competence


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About Ambit/CRF:

Ambit Network and the Center for Resilient Families, part of the Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health at the University of Minnesota, aim to bring evidence-based parenting practices into practice for parents across the country, and raise awareness about the importance of parenting. Learn more at crf.umn.edu.