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Cultural and Linguistic Competence

The Compelling Need for Cultural and Linguistic Competency

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

This Web page describes six reasons to incorporate cultural competence into organizational policy.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Photo of Native American grandfather and child



Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) is a set of behaviors,attitudes, and policies that enable individuals, agencies, and systems to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. CLC represents a philosophy of integration and transformation that is about more than increasing numbers of diversity. 

Children of Immigrants and Refugees: What the Research Tells Us

Georgetown University

This publication addresses the mental care needs of immigrant and refugee children.

Thinking About Our Future: Latino Teens Speak Out About Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

This pamphlet presents findings from focus groups with Latino adolescents around the topics of relationships, sex, contraception, and adolescent pregnancy.

Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children

National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University

This brief provides information about sexual orientation and gender identity to help friends, family, and other adults support LGBT children and adolescents.

The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative

The Teaching Diverse Students Initiative provides educators with research-based resources for improving the teaching of racially and ethnically diverse students.

Promoting Cultural Competence in Children

Paul H. Brookes

This volume proposes strategies for developing cultural competence across a range of services.

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Peggy McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

What to Tell Your Child About Prejudice and Discrimination

The population of our nation is becoming increasingly diverse. Here are some suggestions to help your child get along with people of varied backgrounds and abilities in the United States today.

Diversity vs White Privilege

The following is condensed from an interview with Christine Sleeter, a professor at California State University - Monterey Bay and co-editor of Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, and the P