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Reducing Stigma about Mental Illness in Transcultural Settings: A Guide

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This guide is intended to serve as a reference for professionals to gain an understanding of stigma towards mental illness in non-English speaking background communities in Australia. Additionally, the guide was developed to aide in the development of strategies to reduce stigma in non-English speaking background communities.

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument among Health Care Providers

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In response to deficits in the measurement of cultural competence of providers and limitations of cultural competence assessments, such as their testing of group-specific knowledge, and the fact that many are designed for only one health care discipline, this research paper examines a specific assessment tool, the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) - an assessment tool designed for use in hos

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Evaluating Mental Health Services for Non-English Speaking Background Communities

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This report documents a project, funded under the National Mental Health Strategy in Australia, aimed to consider the main barriers which people of non-English speaking background experience when they need public mental health services. The project explored both these barriers, and service responses to them in the Australian context, and in the academic literature.

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Developing a Mulitculturally Competent Service System for an Organization or Program

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These Assessment Guidelines are designed to assist human service agencies in Connecticut to design relevant and effective responses to the cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and other diversity concerns of clients utilizing services.

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Cultural Elements in Community Defined Evidence-Based Mental Health Programs

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This report outlines the results of a research project intended to document the cultural features of three well-established mental health programs developed by community members, or adapted by providers, to work for the cultural groups they serve.

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Cultural Competency: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Service Providers

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This simple guide offers mental health professionals a better understanding of the factors which can affect their counseling and suggests ways to improve and enrich services for their ethnically diverse clientele. Topics covered include use of interpreters, confidentiality, outreach, and engaging with families.

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Cultural Competency Methodological and Data Strategies to Assess the Quality of Services in Mental Health Systems of Care

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In an effort to address concerns that the services offered by behavioral healthcare organizations may not be responsive to the special needs of multicultural populations, a two phase project was undertaken with funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to recommend and benchmark performance measures that could be used to make specific these concerns and

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Cultural Competency in the Delivery of Mental Health Services: Implementation Issues

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This policy brief discusses the increased attention given to multicultural issues such as minority utilization, language barriers, and provider diversity in mental health service delivery. The author discusses recent trends in demographic projections regarding the make up the U.S. population, as well as treatment outcomes, and implementation strategies.

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Cultural Awareness Tool: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Mental Health

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To facilitate improvement in the quality of care of service providers in Australia, the Cultural Awareness Tool (CAT) was developed. CAT was designed as a first step in developing cultural competence and is aimed at providing practitioners with general guidance in how to manage clients with mental illness in a more culturally-aware manner.

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County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services Cultural and Linguistic Competency Standards

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These cultural and linguistic competency standards developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) were established to assist the DHS and its entities in creating a health system that is responsive and accessible to the patient populations of LA County.

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