Professional development training courses are available through Jewish Family and Community Services.

Training can also be tailored to fit your organization’s specific needs. 

A brief ISAC overview is also offered.

If you are interested in training for your organization, please contact Ivonne Smith-Tapia at [email protected].

ISAC Training Modules

Training Module 1: Immigrant Overview

Connecting to our roots, reasons for immigrating, who they are, demographic snapshot of our region, focus on the largest refugee/immigrant populations, dispelling myths, the benefits of immigration.

Training Module 2: Cultural Competency

Learning cultural competency, concepts, communication styles, cultural humility, and im- plicit bias; strategies, tools, and resources

Training Module 3: Serving Individuals and Families with Limited English Proficiency

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and language access, Title VI, HIAS standards, working effectively with interpreters, language assistance services, and organizational prepared- ness and communication techniques

Training Module 4: Working with Immigrants-Focus on Behavioral Health

Mental health challenges, cultural adjustments and transitions, resiliency, professional barriers, pathways of access and challenges to accessing services, best practices