ADAMH Understands Cultural Competence
ADAMH believes that cultural competency is achieved by translating and integrating knowledge about individuals and groups of people into specific practices and policies applied in appropriate cultural settings.
Cultural competence is defined as “a set of cultural behaviors and attitudes integrated into the practice methods of a system, agency, or its professionals, that enables them to work effectively in cross cultural situations.”
When professionals are culturally competent, they:
The ADAMH system is accountable for assuring effective treatment to those in need; the adoption of cultural competency standards furthers the likelihood of effective treatment outcomes for all citizens.