Minnesota Peer Recovery Continuing Education Series

Embracing Diversity: Understanding the Somali Culture for Improved SUD Prevention and Treatment

  • This 1/2-hour free continuing education on cultural competency training is one of a series that covers introductory information about several Minnesota cultures and the essential concepts and practices to promote cultural competence in substance use prevention and treatment. Funding for this training is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

  • Participants will explore an introduction to several cultures and learn about the importance of cultural competence, develop self-awareness, and learn prevention and treatment considerations in culturally competent practice. Peer Specialists who complete the recorded course, posttest, and evaluation will be awarded one half (.5) Minnesota Certification Board approved continuing education units and completion certificate.

Embracing Diversity: Understanding the Somali Culture for Improved SUD Prevention and Treatment (1/2 hour)
Speaker:  Hibat Sharif

  • Overview of Somali history and cultural practices relating to SUD prevention and treatment.
  • Respecting participants’ cultural beliefs and practices while maintaining professional standards.

  • Strategies in working with Somali participants, families, and the community.

Evaluation, Posttest and Certification of Completion

  •  Participants must view the full 1/2 hour of the recorded training. At the end of the training session, participants must complete an evaluation, and take a posttest quiz scoring 80% or greater to be awarded 1/2 (.5) hours of continuing education unit (CEU). 

  • A certificate of completion will be emailed to participants upon completion of the evaluation and posttest.

Price: Free

Once a participant has registered for the training session, they will be sent an email providing the links to the pre-recorded training session, evaluation, and posttest.