People First Language - Being Respectful
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Family-Centered Care Principles
Family-Centered Care assures the health and well-being of children and their families through a respectful family-professional partnership. It honors the strengths, cultures, traditions and expertise that everyone brings to the relationship. Family-Centered Care is the standard of practice which results in high quality services.
Cultural competence is defined as a set of values, behaviors, attitudes, and practices within a system, organization, program, or among individuals and which enables them to work effectively cross culturally. Further, it refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, language, interpersonal styles and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, as well as staff who are providing such services.
Native American Disability Resources
Agencies that specifically serve the healthcare needs of Native Americans include Indian
Health Services (IHS), First Nations Community HealthSource, and tribal hospitals and clinics.
Free dental/orthodontic care is available on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
(SIPI) campus. Find local IHS service units, including where the clinic or hospital is located and
services offered on the IHS website. Enter a zip code to find the nearest health care facilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA
What is the Americans with Disabilities (ADA)? ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.