Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Respite Services

Organizational self-assessment is a necessary, effective, and systematic way to plan for and incorporate cultural and linguistic competence in respite services planning, delivery, implementation, advocacy and evaluation. An assessment should address the attitudes, behaviors, policies, structures, and practices of an organization, including but not limited to, those of its board, staff, faculty, consultants, contractors, advisory groups, and volunteers. The process should also elicit the experiences and opinions of the persons and communities served.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations (CLCARO) and the GUIDE FOR USING the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations were prepared for ARCH by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence.