Partnering with NC System of Care

March 07, 2023

Video Transcript

How do you think SOC principle of cultural and linguistic responsiveness plays an important role in working with school

school children with mental health needs?

By the way, I think the system of care principle of cultural and language responsive plays an important role in the working with the school, Children with mental health needs. Well, when you have a crisis, when you feel bad, when you don't feel that you can make in the things you want to talk and the language that is more easy for you. If this first language was Spanish, the kids prefer talking in Spanish, we feel more comfortable, feel more familiar, feel more easy to express themselves also too. Because if you want to help Children and the school, you need the help of parents to understand why, why is important the the kids receive the services, why it's important. All the process, explain everything that they need to know. If you can understand what people say to you, you don't work in with them because you really don't understand what's going on, what is next and what happened. You can try to help families, you can try to making your best that if this family don't understand the system, don't understand what's going on. They scare about what happened and you don't talking in his language and don't try to make him feel comfortable, they can help, they can be participating, they can feel that they are part of the team. And it's very important making feel their families and Children part of the thing. That's why I think it is very important have the culture and linguistic because if you understand the culture of the family, you understand a little bit better what's going on, what happened? Because a lot of families, they are, his first language is not English, they are scared, they need help but they don't know where they go. They don't know who I can trust and you need to be the safe place that they can go for, that. They need to see that you understand his culture and try to find it the way to help them with his language.

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