Cultural Competence – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
September 2014 - Vol 18 Issue 8
Published by athealth.com

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1. ATHEALTH
Cultural Competency for Mental Health Professionals: Interview with Dr. Patti Rose
http://athealth.com/cultural-competency-for-mental-health-professionals/
Dr. Rose discusses issues related to cultural competence and also focuses on the disparities that minorities experience with mental health care.

2. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care
https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/pdfs/EnhancedNationalCLASStandards.pdf
The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

3. NATIONAL CENTER FOR CULTURAL COMPETENCE
Self-Assessment Checklist for Personnel Providing Behavioral Health Services and Supports to Children, Youth and their Families
http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/ChecklistBehavioralHealth.pdf
This checklist is intended to heighten the awareness and sensitivity of personnel to the importance of cultural competence in human service settings.

4. THE JOINT COMMISSION
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community
http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/LGBTFieldGuide.pdf
This document is intended to complement the many other resources created by other organizations working to improve health systems and care for LGBT communities and families.

5. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Caring for Latino Patients
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html
Latino culture has several normative values that must be recognized in clinical settings.

6. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
Culture Cues
http://depts.washington.edu/pfes/CultureClues.htm
These tip sheets for clinicians increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures.

7. SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues for Social Workers
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861823/pdf/nihms194082.pdf
This article provides an overview of the general knowledge needed by social workers to work more effectively with their Latino clients.

8. VISTAS 2013
Seven Common Issues Faced by Families Entering a New Culture, With Appropriate Counseling Techniques
http://counselingoutfitters.com/vistas/vistas13/Article_16.pdf
The competent multicultural counselor is equipped with awareness, knowledge, and skills of sufficient quality to effectively assist a diverse client base.

9. COUNSELING TODAY
Multicultural Competence: A Continual Pursuit
http://ct.counseling.org/2013/09/multicultural-competence-a-continual-pursuit/
Remaining multiculturally competent requires constant work, study and development as counselors move through their careers.

10. UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
What Are You?: The Experience of Multiracial Individuals in a Monoracial World
http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=20
Dr. Kelly Jackson discusses her research on identity development among individuals of mixed heritage.