Office of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice

A Message From William Rivera, Director

The demands for the development of culturally and linguistically competent services is a major challenge facing human services and behavioral health providers today. The shifts in racial, ethnic, linguistic, religious, special needs, disability, and gender orientation diversity have required that the Department of Children and Families discover approaches and skills that will enable us to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Immigration Practice was created for the purpose of developing, implementing, and sustaining diversity initiatives and policies designed to support the diverse needs of staff and clients regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender, disability, inherent sexuality, gender identity or expression, age, social economic status, religion, or language.

NEW  Immigration Resources:  Connecticut Family Preparedness Plan

A Guide to Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
Best Practice Guides:
     Immigration
     Preferred Languages
DCF Authorized Interpreter and Translator Providers
Ethnic Hair and Skin Care Manual (English)   
Ethnic Hair and Skin Care Policy
Guidelines for  Working with an Interpreter
Human Anti-Trafficking Response Team  (HART)
Introduction to Multiculturalism at DCF
Online Immigration Policy Training
"Parent's Right to Know" brochure (Various Languages)
Planning a Multicultural Competent Service System
Racial/Ethnic Identity Reporting Guide
Statewide Racial Justice Workgroup