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Cultural Competency Training

Working With The Somali Population

Our Courses

Our Cultural Competency Courses are designed to provide the knowledge and tools needed to help you understand and support the Somali immigrant and refugee population and understanding the cultural differences that will help to provide services with those cultural differences in mind.


Our courses are designed for medical professionals, interpreters and those that want to provide support in other ways such Substance Use Disorder (SUD). 

Dates and time

Please see our calendar for all upcoming course dates, times and locations.


Our courses will normally be held at our location at
 256 Bartlett Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 unless specified otherwise on the calendar.

Training Courses

Below are our available training courses Please see our calendar below for course dates, times and locations.


Cultural Competency Training: Pre and Post Resettlement

This course will help you understand the immigration process for immigrants and refugees, the benefits, responsibilities and transitional process.

Fee: $99.00


Substance Use Disorder and The Immigrant and Refugee Population

This course will give you the tools to work with immigrants and refugees who are struggling with substance use.

Fee: $99.00


Mental Health Interpreter Training

Want to become a trained Mental Health Interpreter? This is a 40 hour mental health interpreter training course designed to prepare you to become a trained MHIT. 

Fee: $299.00


Mental Health Professionals, Working With Interpreter vs Cultural Broker

This course covers the difference between a interpreter and cultural broker in the mental health field, utilizing cultural appropriate ways of providing mental health services to diverse population.

Fee: $99.00

Contact Information


256 Bartlett St.
Lewiston, ME 04240


256 Bartlett St.
Lewiston, ME 04240


Tel: 207-782-0260
Fax: 207-782-0261

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