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Cultural Awareness/Competency

Cultural awareness/competency focuses on knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to work and live comfortably and effectively with people of differing cultural backgrounds. Cultural awareness training typically helps participants clarify their own values and attitudes and understand how these condition their expectations of and reactions to others. 

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Bravehearts - Motivating Others through Voices of Experiences (M.O.V.E.) NY

The mission of the Bravehearts is to empower young adults touched by the child welfare system to become active and authentic leaders in their own lives as they transition into adulthood.

Located in Westchester County, Bravehearts M.O.V.E. New York is the chapter-lead for the state and an authentic youth-led non-profit. They work to improve services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.

A Braveheart is any young adult, aged 14-26 who has overcome adversity, persevered through difficult times and come out as a stronger and wiser version of themselves.

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Culturally Competent Care for LGBTQ Older Adults Video

This video, jointly produced by the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovaton and SAGE, the nation’s largest and oldest organization serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders, looks at the unique experiences and needs of LGBTQ older adults to get at the vital importance of providers making efforts to become familiar with the diverse populations they serve, and be ready to meet consumers where they are in providing for their health care needs.

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Foster Club's Transition Toolkit

The FosterClub Transition Toolkit can help foster youth and the adults supporting them develop a comprehensive transition plan. This Transition Toolkit is built around ten different domains (or topics): finances + money management; job + career; life skills; identity; permanence; education; self-care + health; housing; transportation; community; culture and social life. In this Toolkit, each of these domains is shown as a line on a subway map. The “subway” map will give you a look at everything you’ll need to plan for on your way to successful life on your own. The Toolkit also provides with transition planning worksheet templates.

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New York Arc Chapters

Arc programs continue to be leaders in providing supportive home environments to people with developmental disabilities. Through the Arc, people are able to live in comfortable houses and apartments and are encouraged to become active members of their community. This website provides a directory of all Arc Programs in New York State.

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Office for New Americans - Opportunity Centers

The NYS Office for New Americans (ONA) provides free services to all immigrants in New York State. To locate ONA services and providers near you visit: www.newamericans.ny.gov or call the New York State New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636 (Monday to Friday 9 am – 8 pm). All call information is confidential. Assistance is available in 200+ languages.

Opportunity Centers

ONA’s statewide network of community-based Opportunity Centers provides free and confidential services including Naturalization support & civics test preparation; Free legal services through the ONA Legal Counsels; Informational community workshops & seminars. 

ONA Community Navigators

ONA Immigrant Community Navigators are a grassroots network of individuals who help to link immigration-related services and information to those most in need.

Golden Door

The Golden Door program offers mental health support groups for immigrant families across the state and connects to other free resources.

Ramirez June Initiative

The ONA Developmental Disabilities Navigator builds the capacity of ONA’s community partners to provide targeted assistance to new Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). If you would like to connect with this initiative or schedule a presentation contact NewAmericans@dos.ny.gov

Cell-Ed

ONA offers Mobile English Language Learning through Cell-Ed, a program that allows you to learn English on the go, anywhere, anytime on your mobile device. Cell-Ed is a free and confidential English-language learning program for all language levels available on any type of cell phone.

Legal Services

ONA Legal Counsels regularly hold legal consultation days at each ONA Opportunity Centers and can provide you with support for naturalization as well as other legal services.

The Liberty Defense Project (LDP) provides legal services to all immigrants, regardless of their status. LDP partners across New York State provide the following: Free legal services including consultations and direct representation for all immigrants, including those facing deportation; Urgent legal assistance through the LDP Regional Rapid Response program; Know Your Rights trainings; Law-related support to families of those who are in removal proceedings or have been deported.

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Self-Advocacy Online

This website provides a directory of self-advocacy groups by state and/or zip code. Contact information and a description of products and services offered as well as the mission statement is listed for each program.

This website also contains many stories from self-advocates, as well as a section to help individuals learn about self-advocacy. 

A toolkit that provides easy-to-use tips and strategies to help individuals find, choose and keep high quality direct support professionals is also provided.

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State Partnership Program

The State Partnership project aims to improve health care access for rural minorities by providing adequate health insurance coverage, promoting service utilization, and addressing uneven service quality. The project works to increase health insurance among rural minorities, particularly African-Americans, American Indians, Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics. Specific activities include strengthening individual knowledge and skills that lead to healthy behaviors and promoting community education through workshops, training, webcasts, health fairs, health screenings and nutrition/health information dissemination. 

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Transition Age Youth

This Transition Age Youth web page provides numerous links to a broad range of transition resources. Some of the topics include:

  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Communication Skills
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Disability Disclosure
  • Finances
  • Health Care
  • Housing
  • LGBTQ
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Resiliency
  • Youth Peer Advocacy

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council