Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Stephanie McMurtrie

Second Advisor

Jill Walker


Monterey County Behavioral Health Department (MCBH) provides a cultural competency training for their employees; this training includes a foundation in culture, diversity, humility and equity. There was a pre-post survey that was sent out in the beginning and at the end of the training. Participants rated themselves on their skills, knowledge, commitment and awareness. The survey also consists of open-ended questions, and demographic information such as age, gender, ethnicity and their job description. The surveys were entered into a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and the data was analyzed. The goal for this project was to examine people’s self ratings using a likert scale to see if there was an increase in their skills, knowledge, commitment and awareness. As the data was evaluated, it showed that all staff members benefited from the training, and their self ratings had a statistically significant increase in all aspects (p value

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Evaluating the effectiveness of cultural competence trainings.pptx (1146 kB)
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