- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
Wednesday January 31, 2018
9am - 10am
Cultural competence is increasingly regarded as a necessary skill for health service providers and is recognized to facilitate effective and equitable treatment to patients or clients. How do we provide culturally competent services to immigrants and refugees? How do we know we’re actually practicing cultural competence?
In this webinar, Linda Kongnetiman, Manager, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health at Alberta Health Services, discusses the needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized (IRER) populations, the potential barriers they may experience when it comes to mental health and addiction treatment and services, and strategies for how health service providers can apply culturally competent care.
This one-hour webinar include a 30-minute presentation by professionals in the settlement, social services or health care field followed by a 30-minute "Q&A" session where audience members are encouraged to ask questions, pose scenarios or contribute comments.
Linda Kongnetiman, BSW, MSW, PhD(c), RSW, Manager, Information and CYFI Standards, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health, Alberta Health Services