Cultural Competence

Agency staff are trained in both agency sponsored workshops and through agency supported continuing education in matters relating to cultural competency. The agency has also sponsored, along with colleague provider agencies, cultural competency training for professionals. For the past several years, many clinical and administrative staff members completed cultural competence education provided by the Multicultural Family Institute of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services. Family Guidance Center is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a culturally diverse, multilingual agency that can meet the social service needs of our diverse community. Additionally, the agency is currently in the process of developing a Cultural Competence Plan (by macklin). A committee comprised of all levels of staff is meeting regularly to discuss various ways in which the agency can improve its level of cultural competency.