Being culturally responsive and sensitive are important goals at The Children’s Center of Hamden. Our cultural competency team is always looking for ways to improve and to be as welcoming as possible to the diverse group of youth and families who come through our doors

April 2017 Update

Three of our employees recently attended an Interpreter Training program and achieved certification. Their new skill set will help us to improve the services we provide to the Spanish speaking families we serve. Our effort to improve our linguistic competence is just one of many as our agency implements our newly formed Health Equity Plan. Our HEQ was developed to be in compliance with the CLAS (Cultural and Linguistic Appropriate Services) Standards to help promote equal health care for all people regardless of their culture, race, gender, sexual orientation and language spoken. In 2015 we joined a pilot project (offered by the CT Department of Children and Families and funded by the CONNECT grant) that helped us complete our Health Equity Plan. We continue to engage in learning opportunities and collaborations by the pilot project.