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Cultural Competence in Mental Health Services
Resources on cultural competence issues in providing mental health services.
Adaptation Guidelines for Serving Latino Children and Families Affected by Trauma
Workgroup on Adapting Latino Services, Chadwick Center for Children and Families (2008)
Offers guidelines addressing a number of key priority areas to fit the needs of traumatized Latino children and families, including assessment, provision of therapy, policy, organizational competence, and more.
Assessing and Addressing Cultural Competence in Systems of Care (PDF - 200 KB)
Focal Point, 16(2), 2002
How the understanding of cultural competence in children's mental health has evolved during the past 15 years.
Caregivers Speak About the Cultural Appropriateness of Services for Children With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (PDF - 1030 KB)
Discusses a study that investigated the cultural appropriateness of mental health services provided to children ages 5-18 with a severe emotional or behavioral disability.
Evidence-Based Programs and Cultural Competence (PDF - 417 KB)
Blasé & Fixsen (2003)
Summarizes the key discussion points and outcomes from a meeting of experts in the area of children's mental health and cultural competency.
Many Voices, One Direction: Building a Common Agenda for Cultural Competence in Mental Health. A Report to the Community: Proceedings from the California Mental Health Directors Association Conference (PDF - 660 KB)
California Institute for Mental Health (2002)
Presents findings and recommendations from a California Mental Health Directors Association conference held in February 2002 that focused on cultural competence.
Measuring Client Perspectives on Cultural Competence (PDF - 188 KB)
Focal Point, 16(2), 2002
Describes the development and validation of the Client Cultural Competence Inventory, an instrument designed to assess client perceptions of mental health services.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to Parents of Children Involved With Child Welfare: A Study of Racial and Ethnic Differences for American Indian Parents
Libby, Orton, Barth, Webb, Burns, Wood, et al
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 32(2), 2007
Presents analysis of data from the National Study of Child and Adolescent Well-Being. Research indicated significant disparities in the likelihood of American Indian parents receiving mental health, but not substance abuse, services.
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Service Use Among Children in Foster Care
Garland, Landsverk, & Lau
Children and Youth Services Review, 25(5/6), 2003
Reviews the evidence for racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service use among children in foster care.
The Sociocultural Context of Infant Mental Health in African American Families
Randolph & Koblinsky
Zero to Three, 22(1), 2001
Examines attitudes toward infant and child mental health among African-American families.
Youth Clinical Outcomes: Does Race/Ethnicity Matter? (PDF - 314 KB)
Focal Point, 17(1), 2003
Review of why race/ethnicity is associated with varying rates of service utilization and with differences in outcomes on standardized measures.