And the Journey Continues...

Achieving Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Systems Serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their Families

Those who strive to "own" cultural and linguistic competence and to live it are on a journey. The seeking, the learning, and the changing sustained over time are the essence of the journey. The NCCC supports organizations and individuals wherever they are along the journey, and helps them to create a roadmap for the next leg of their trip.

This monograph was designed to offer insights and lessons learned by the NCCC during the past 13 years. Additionally, the NCCC is pleased to present, in this monograph, stories from the journeys of State Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) programs.

Through these stories, state and territorial programs share their experiences in implementing culturally and linguistically competent policies, structures, and practices.

The NCCC invites you to take an excursion, learn about the experiences of others, and consider taking some of these innovative routes on your own journey.