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Culturally Responsive Service Delivery

Culturally Responsive Training and Technical Assistance

The Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC are dedicated to integrating cultural responsiveness into all our training and technical assistance offerings. We aim to help develop workforce competencies to provide equitable and inclusive care to all.

Download this guide to learn more about our growing inventory of evidence-based trainings designed to improve the delivery of culturally-responsive prevention, treatment, and recovery approaches!

If you have questions about the culturally responsive trainings we currently offer or suggestions for additional culturally responsive trainings that would support the behavioral health workforces in our region, please contact:

Alfredo Cerrato, Senior Cultural & Workforce Development Officer ([email protected])


Recommended Resources


Great Lakes ATTC On-Demand Resources

Webinar Series: Engaging African Americans in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Presented By: Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

On The Mark Consulting (Chicago, IL)

Recorded: Spring/Summer 2020

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant for the behavioral health field. He presents frequently on a range of topics, including culturally competent service delivery, recovery-oriented systems of care, and the treatment of adolescents and emerging adults. Mark is also the CEO of On The Mark Consulting, the founder of the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment, and Recovery, and the co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. The author of five books on behavioral health, Mark’s work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean, and British Islands.


Integrating Cultural Competency And Evidence-Based Practices When Treating African Americans With Substance Use Disorder

Multiple Pathways Of Recovery For African Americans

Cross-Cultural Counseling For African Americans With Substance Use Disorder

The Healing Forest: The Entire African American Community As A Recovery Center

Partners In Recovery: The Roles Of Addictions Counselors And Recovery Coaches Working Together To Promote Recovery In African American Communities

Trauma Informed Care For African Americans With Substance Use Disorder

African American Children And Adolescents Of Parents With Substance Use Disorder: Protective Factors And Counseling


Webinar Series: Providing Culturally Relevant Crisis Services

Recorded: Spring 2020

Part One: The Morbidity Of Mental Health Disparities In The United States

Presented By: Albert Thompson, MA

Part Two: Culturally Responsive Factors For COVID-19

Presented By: Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC

Part Three: Culturally Responsive Factors For Hmong Communities

Presented By: Pang Foua Yang Rhodes, MD, MPH


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Chicago Street Outreach And Linkage To OUD Care During A Pandemic

Presented By: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH; Stephen Koruba, FNP-BC; Sarah Messmer, MD; Nicole Gastala, MD

Cultural Factors With Substance Use In American Indians And Alaskan Native Communities

Presented By: Sean A. Bear l, BA, CADC

Liberty, Humiliation, And Identity: Race And The Suffering Of America

Presented By: Albert Thompson, PhD


Recovery Month Podcast Series

Recovery Oriented Systems Of Care

Presented By: Michael Flaherty, MD

Recovery In African American Communities

Presented By: Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

Recovery In The LGBT Population

Presented By: Thomas Freese, PHD


Webinar Series: Cultural Competence and the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS)

Presented by Harold Gates of the Midwest Center for Cultural Competence, Summer 2018.

Webinar 1: Introduction to Cultural Competence and the National Standards for CLAS


Webinar 2: How to Implement Cultural Competence and the National Standards for CLAS

Webinar 3: How to Sustain Cultural Competence at the Individual and Organizational Levels