Practitioner requirements, training, and retention

Qualifications & Selection 
Practitioner requirements (e.g., relevant experience, education, and training) are defined and used during the recruiting and selection process. Practitioners reflect the diversity of those being served.
Examples: job description, standards, practitioner roster, procurement protocols        

Cultural Considerations 
Practitioners respect cultural and linguistic diversity and engage in ongoing training. 
Examples: awareness, sensitivity, respect, bi-lingual/bi-cultural practitioners

Training & Performance 
There are clearly articulated expectations of practice and performance for each type of practitioner. Practitioners are trained in alignment with articulated expectations of practice. 
Examples: model expectations, contractual terms, initial training, mentorship/coaching

Continuing Professional Development 
Opportunities offered are responsive to identified needs and provide practitioners with skill-building and knowledge development. Activities should be based on results of data collected on practitioner performance.
Examples: in-person training, webinars, conferences         

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