Presentation Title

Cultural Competence in Education

Brief Biography

Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Leadership in Disability at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (GSU). Her specific interests include the delivery of training and technical assistance to schools and community agencies related to individualized positive behavior support, evaluating the implementation and sustainability of educational initiatives, and school climate for underserved populations, including youth with disabilities.

Dr. Graybill serves as Program Evaluator and Course Director for the Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (GaLEND) at GSU. This year-long interdisciplinary training program prepares future professionals and advocates to provide service, support, and public policy to benefit children with autism and related disorders and their families.

Highest Degree of Presenter(s)

PhD

Presentation Abstract

Cultural competence is critical when providing supports and services to our students with mental health and behavioral health challenges and their families. Yet, cultural competence is a term that can be vague and not well defined. This presentation will provide specific recommendations for monitoring one’s own cultural competence and for ensuring culturally responsive practices when working with youth in schools and their families. Participants will gain practical strategies and resources that will help guide them on their path toward culturally competent practice.

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Cultural Competence in Education

Cultural competence is critical when providing supports and services to our students with mental health and behavioral health challenges and their families. Yet, cultural competence is a term that can be vague and not well defined. This presentation will provide specific recommendations for monitoring one’s own cultural competence and for ensuring culturally responsive practices when working with youth in schools and their families. Participants will gain practical strategies and resources that will help guide them on their path toward culturally competent practice.