Working with Diverse Communities Update

Greetings from JSI!


Several grantees have expressed interest in building cultural competence among their staff so that they can better serve the diverse youth who come to their programs, and more effectively engage diverse youth in their communities.


This "research to practice" resource from Child Trends provides suggestions to youth-serving programs for developing cultural competence among staff and within program activities, in order to benefit youth from a wide range of backgrounds. 


If you are interested in technical assistance related to cultural competence in teen pregnancy prevention programs, please contact JSI.

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diverse communities, visit our website.

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This update is published by JSI Research & Training Institute's Working with Diverse Communities Component, part of the Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Integrating Services, Programs, and Strategies Through Community-wide Initiatives project, funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the President's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI).