Promoting Cultural Competence In Children's Mental Health Services

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The fourth volume in the Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health series, this adaptable resource offers ways to improve children's mental health programs in a multicultural society. It clearly defines cultural competence and outlines strategies for fostering it in a wide variety of mental health programs for children from birth to age 18 and their families. Advice on special issues such as the impact on children of exposure to violence and substance abuse and stress in immigrant and refugee populations, as ...
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Overview

The fourth volume in the Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health series, this adaptable resource offers ways to improve children's mental health programs in a multicultural society. It clearly defines cultural competence and outlines strategies for fostering it in a wide variety of mental health programs for children from birth to age 18 and their families. Advice on special issues such as the impact on children of exposure to violence and substance abuse and stress in immigrant and refugee populations, as well as discussions of current systems and issues for future research, help make this an indispensable reference for social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, school psychologists, public health officials, and health care professionals.
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Offers an overview of strategies for fostering cultural competence in a variety of mental health programs. Seventeen contributions are organized into sections on organizational infrastructure development, involving neighborhoods and communities, issues for special populations, and evaluation and research issues of developing culturally competent services. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557662873
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
Contributors
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1 Perspectives on Culturally Competent Systems of Care 1
Ch. 2 Cultural Competence Plans: A Strategy for the Creation of a Culturally Competent System of Care 29
Ch. 3 Cultural Competence and the Systems of Care Planning Model: Consolidation of Two Planning Strategies 47
Ch. 4 Applying Cultural Competence Principles within a State Mental Health System: Commitment, Planning, and Implementation 67
Ch. 5 Recruitment, Retention, Training, and Supervision of Mental Health Services Staff 81
Ch. 6 Community Mental Health Services in a Managed Care Environment: 10 Key Issues in Promoting Cultural Competence 95
Ch. 7 The Role of Ethnography in Creating Linkages with Communities: Identifying and Assessing Neighborhoods' Needs and Strengths 119
Ch. 8 A Culturally Receptive Approach to Community Participation in System Reform 133
Ch. 9 Involving People of Color in Family Organizations: A Family Perspective 149
Ch. 10 The Psychological Impact of Violence on Children and Families: Assessment and Service System Strategies 169
Ch. 11 Clinical Issues in Assessment and Intervention with Children and Adolescents Exposed to Homicide 185
Ch. 12 Substance Abuse Services in Systems of Care: Linkages and Issues in Serving Culturally Diverse Populations 207
Ch. 13 Service Approaches for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Implications for Systems of Care 229
Ch. 14 Immigrant Children and Families 251
Ch. 15 The Importance of Children's Mental Health Epidemiological Research with Culturally Diverse Populations 271
Ch. 16 Conceptual, Methodological, and Statistical Issues in Culturally Competent Research 305
Ch. 17 Culturally Competent Methods Based on Evaluation and Research: How to Use Research Results in Systems of Care 331
Index 357
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