Self-Assessments

Self-Assessments

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations (CLCARO)

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.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations

The CLCARO Cover The Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations (CLCARO) was developed to support State Agency Lifespan Respite grantees, State Respite Coalitions, and respite provider agencies to:

  1. plan for and incorporate cultural and linguistic competence into their core functions;
  2. enhance the quality of respite services, supports, and information provided to culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  3. advance cultural and linguistic competence as essential approaches to reduce disparities and promote equity among the diverse populations in need of respite services across the life span; and
  4. meaningfully engage persons and families in need of respite services in public policy efforts.

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The cover of the Guide for Using CLCARO

GUIDE FOR USING the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Assessment for Respite Organizations

The CLCARO is designed as a self-assessment consisting of four sections—Our World View, Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Work. The instrument requires responses to detailed statements based on the participant’s knowledge and lived experiences.

The Guide provides context for and step-by-step guidance on how to engage in self-assessment for cultural and linguistic competence, and how to implement the findings most successfully.

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