We live in a diverse and ever-changing society. People change. Language changes. The needs and goals of Kent County youth and families change. To ensure that partners in our System of Care best meet these changing needs and goals, it is crucial for us to change too. This means learning about ourselves and others- to be aware. It means to strive to understand the differences and similarities that affect our work and our effectiveness- to be competent. Most importantly, it means taking this knowledge and doing something about it to promote positive change in a personal and systemic way- to be responsive.
CFP partners strive to continually grow on the continuum of cultural and linguistic proficiency while realizing that this is an ongoing process that is never finished. Our cross-system Cultural Responsiveness Workgroup is made up of individuals from the court, child welfare, education, and mental health working together to provide opportunities for all of us to explore ourselves and learn more about others. Please take advantage of our Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (CLR) clearinghouse, which is a growing and changing bank of resources, tools and information that can help foster greater cultural responsiveness in our work together.