“Cultural Competency: Training and Program Evaluation” Colloquia on March 18

All are invited to attend the research colloquia, Cultural Competency: Training and Program Evaluation, at 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 18, 2016, in room #115 of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Studies Center at 11402 Bellflower Road on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. There will be a reception following this free event.

Two CEUs are available ($10 alumni; $25 non-alumni).


Sponsored by the Mandel School’s Office of Research Administration and the Doctoral Program, this year’s Research & Training Colloquia are part of the Centennial Speaker Series and are “Featuring Our Own,” spotlighting speakers from the school’s doctoral and master’s alumni.

For this colloquia on March 18, the topics and speakers are:

“Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families” presented by Vivian Jackson, MSW, PhD 2008, LISW, who is Assistant Professor at the National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health, where she provides technical assistance and consultation related to cultural and linguistic competence for the SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative. She received her MSW from Howard University and her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the Mandel School. This session will present the framework and lessons learned from planning, implementing and evaluating cultural and linguistic competence training (CLC) at organizational and systemic levels. The evolving research knowledge base and the contributions of implementation science to this emerging field will be presented.

“Cultural Considerations in Planning and Implementing Program Evaluations” presented by Toby Martin, MSSA 1998, PhD 2007, who is Senior Research Scientist in The Evaluators’ Institute at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has extensive expertise in program evaluation, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She received both her MSSA and a PhD in social welfare from the Mandel School. This session will discuss cultural considerations facing evaluators, consultants and advisors as they work with stakeholders. It will also include issues to consider during the planning and implementation phases and methods to address unanticipated cultural concerns which may arise during a project.

Mandel School students receive two professional development hours for attending (online students who watch via livestream can receive 2 PD hours by submitting a brief summary to their field adviser). On-campus students can also visit with the speakers at 1:00 p.m. prior the colloquia for “Advice From Mandel School Alumni,” an informal session in the Mandel Center Lounge.

This event will be live streamed. If you’d like to attend via live stream, click the remote access option when registering and you will be provided a link as the date approaches. No CEUs are available for people who attend via live stream.