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Working with African American Communities

African American Health
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africanamericanhealth.html

An Early History - African American Mental Health
http://academic.udayton.edu/health/01status/mental01.htm

Healing Starts with Us
http://healingstartswithus.com/

VCU Institute of African American Mental Health
http://www.has.vcu.edu/psy/iam/overview.htm

Working Effectively with African American Patients
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/psych-training/seminars/working%20effectively%20with%20african%20american%20patients1.ppt

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Working with Arab American Communities

Arab-American Culture and Health Care
http://www.cwru.edu/med/epidbio/mphp439/Arab-Americans.htm

Arab-Americans and the Social Worker: Cultural Competence
http://searchwarp.com/swa65808.htm

Communities Join Together To Promote Behavioral Health http://www.samhsa.gov/SAMHSA_News/VolumeXVI_3/article11.htm

Facts about Arabs and the Arab World
http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=248

Guide to Arab Culture:  Health Care Delivery to the Arab American Community
http://www.accesscommunity.org/site/DocServer/health_and_research_cente_21.pdf?docID=381 

Predictors of Arab American Adolescent Tobacco Use
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1533871

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Working with Asian-Pacific Islander Communities

Learning Disabilities Researcher Brings Attention to Overlooked Asian American Students
http://diverseeducation.com/article/13834/learning-disabilities-researcher-brings-attention-to-overlooked-asian-american-students.html

AAPI Mental Wellness Forum - Eastern Beliefs and Mental Wellness   (PowerPoint)
AAPI Mental Wellness Forum - Facing Mental Wellness   (PowerPoint)
AAPI Mental Wellness Forum - Faith and Mental Health   (PowerPoint)

Asian American Coping Attitudes, Sources, and Practices http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3752/is_200001/ai_n8900263

Asian-American Cultural Identity and Attitudes Toward Mental Health Services http://research.pvfnet.com/PDFs/Asian-American%20Cultural%20Identity_Atkinson_Gim_1989.pdf

Asian American Middle-Aged Adults’ Attitudes and Mental Health After the Death of a Parent
http://dspace.lib.ttu.edu/bitstream/2346/1096/1/Shun-Tzu_Lin_May06.pdf

Asian Americans Tend to Shun Mental Health Care
http://psychcentral.com/news/2007/08/16/asian-americans-shun-mental-health-care/1141.html

Consumer Issues
http://www.naapimha.org/issues/Consumers.html

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Working with the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing communities

Communication issues and strategies for deaf-blind individuals http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0842/is_n2_v21/ai_17986034

Deaf Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources
http://wally.rit.edu/internet/subject/deafness.html#men

DBHDS Services for Persons who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened or DeafBlind
http://www.dbhds.virginia.gov/OMH-DeafServicesDefault.htm

Sign Language Interpreters: US Court Says Hospital Discriminated Against Deaf Patient

Virginia Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired - DeafBlind Services
http://www.vdbvi.org/DeafBlindServices.htm
http://www.vdbvi.org/Links.htm

Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
http://www.vddhh.org/Default.htm

Virginia Department of Education
Links for the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Sped/HIpage.html

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
http://www.vadrs.org/

Working with Deaf Survivors of Domestic Violence
http://www.abanet.org/domviol/trainings/Interpreter/Binder-Materials/Tab5/WorkingWithClientsWhoAreDeaf.doc

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Working with the Disability Community

Cultural Competence and Disability Rights
http://www.napas.org/CultComp/default.htm

Substance Abuse and Disability
http://www.hhs.gov/od/about/fact_sheets/substanceabuse.html

Substance abuse linked to learning disabilities and behavioral disorders
http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun01/disorders.html

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Working with the Elderly

Aging and Alcohol Use
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=3254&cn=12

Geriatric Mental Health Consumer Information
http://www.gmhfonline.org/gmhf/Consumer/index.html

Hispanic Elderly
http://cas.umkc.edu/casww/hispanic.htm

Intellectual Disabilities in the Aging
http://www.healthinaging.org/agingintheknow/chapters_print_ch_trial.asp?ch=37

Mental Health and the Elderly
http://www.athealth.com/Practitioner/Newsletter/FPN_5_15.html

Mental Health in Geriatrics
http://www.aagpgpa.org/prof/facts_mh.asp

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Working with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities

Cultural Competence on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT)
http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/culture/PDF/marcuschapter008lgbtrevisedgc.pdf

Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health
http://www.amazon.com/Fenway-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Health/dp/193051395X/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product

Health Issues for LGBT Populations
http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Top-Health-Issues-for-LGBT-Populations/All-New-Products/SMA12-4684?WT.ac=EB_20120328_SMA12-4684

LGBT Mental Health Syllabus
http://www.aglp.org/gap/

Providing Services and Supports for Youth who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit

Site of the Arab Gay and Lesbian Society
http://glas.org/ahbab/

Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People
http://www.wpath.org/documents/Standards of Care_FullBook_1g-1.pdf

Working with LGBTQ Youth
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-6500-ENG

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Working with Immigrant, and Refugee Communities

Stressors and Barriers to MH Care for First Gen Immigrants

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Working with Latino Communities

Enhancing Mental Health Service Delivery to Hispanics: An Online Toolkit for Eliminating Disparities
http://www.nrchmh.org/model-guide/toolkit-introduction-and-disclaimers/toolkit-materials/

Health Perceptions of Latinos With Intellectual Disabilities: The Results of a Qualitative Pilot Study
http://www.icpd.com/Search/index.php?id=513

Healthy Minds
http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/HispanicsLatinos.aspx

Latinos values and family transitions: Practical considerations for counseling
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3934/is_200302/ai_n9198342/pg_1?tag=artBody;col1

Lifting Latinos Up- Moving Beyond Trauma
http://files.www.cmhnetwork.org/news/latino/liftinglatinosup.pdf

Proyecto Vision – A bilingual website for persons with disabilities
http://www.proyectovision.net/english/resources/index.html

Psychological Distress Among Latino Family Caregivers of Adults With Schizophrenia
http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/58/3/378

Suicide is Forever in Spanish
http://www.qprinstitute.com/pdfs/FDSpanish.pdf

Working with Latino Families in Clinical Settings
www.cj-network.org/cjleproblems/CreciendoJuntosPresentation10-31-07ppt.ppt

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Working with the Military Community

Bereavement and Grief: Information for Military Families and Communities
http://www.nmha.org/reunions/infoWarGrief.cfm

Coming Home: Adjustments For Military Families http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/coming_home_adjustments_for_military_families

Psychological Health of Military Families

SAMHSA Veterans Resources
http://www.samhsa.gov/Vets/

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Working with Native American Communities

Context and Meaning of Family Strengthening in Indian America
http://www.aecf.org/upload/PublicationFiles/fs_indian_america.pdf

Native American Fact Sheet
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cre/fact4.asp

Native American Healthcare
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nativeamericanhealth.html

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Working with Refugee Communities

Iraqi Cultural Profile
http://ethnomed.org/culture/iraqi/iraqi-cultural-profile

Refugee Mental Health Needs
Perceptions and Needs for Healthy Refugees

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Working with Religious Communities

Being Muslim in America
http://ssrdqst.rfmh.org/cecc/sites/ssrdqst.rfmh.org.cecc/UserFiles/mentalhealthclergyguide101711A.pdf

Pastoral Education Guide: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Multicultural Faith Communities
http://ssrdqst.rfmh.org/cecc/sites/ssrdqst.rfmh.org.cecc/UserFiles/mentalhealthclergyguide101711A.pdf

Pastoral Education Workbook: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Multicultural Faith Communities
http://ssrdqst.rfmh.org/cecc/sites/ssrdqst.rfmh.org.cecc/UserFiles/mentalhealthworkbook101711A.pdf

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Working with Other Communities

Amish Studies
http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Health.asp 

Media dis&dat
http://media-dis-n-dat.blogspot.com/2008/08/immigrants-who-acquire-disabilities.html

Mental Health Topics in selected languages
http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/topics/mental_health.htm

Substance Abuse Among Immigrant Communities
http://main.edc.org/NewsRoom/features/immigrant.asp

WorldPress
http://www.worldpress.org/Americas/3028.cfm

 

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