Promoting Cultural Competence In Children's Mental Health Services

Promoting Cultural Competence In Children's Mental Health Services

by Mario Hernandez
     
 

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.…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557662873
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Systems of Care for Children's Mental Health Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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