Equity and Cultural & Linguistic Competence - Resources to Consider

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CADRE has compiled resources geared toward assisting states, parent centers, practitioners, and families who are interested in equity initiatives and developing or improving cultural competency in their own practice or within their professional environments.

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Family Stories

Taking time to listen to the lived experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse families and the barriers they face accessing and participating in dispute resolution is critical. Awareness and understanding of individual experiences leads to more equitable dispute resolution systems and practices. The following resources offer potential insight into family perspectives.

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Knowledge and Skills

Anyone interested in improving their interactions and relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and communities will benefit from ongoing knowledge and skill development. Having the knowledge and skills necessary to respond in more culturally and linguistically appropriate ways improves access and participation in dispute resolution processes. The following resources provide content for continued growth and development.

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Language Access

When information is communicated in plain language, in the spoken language of the families served, and in accessible formats, families can make informed decisions, and barriers to access and participation in dispute resolution processes are reduced. The following resources provide strategies for improving language access.

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System Improvement

Culturally and linguistically competent dispute resolution systems are aware of barriers, biases, and disparities existing within their system which lead to inequitable outcomes for users. They prioritize engaging with their stakeholders from diverse communities, challenging norms and assumptions, and embracing new ways of functioning to create more equitable and accessible systems. The following resources provide content to assist with cultural and linguistic system improvement efforts.

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