Resource: Minority Mental Health
U.S. Office of Minority Health
Contains links to factsheets, data and reports, outreach tools, and awareness raising campaigns.
Training: Tips on Mitigating Suicide Clusters
ORR and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Webinar will introduce the cluster concept, present postvention tips that can mitigate suicide clusters, and provide strategies for responsible communication to the refugee community after a suicide. The webinar is limited to 100 participants so sign on early.
Login address: http://hhs.adobeconnect.com/refugeehealth
Audio access phone number: 866-758-6769
August 8, 2013 from 1:00- 2:15 pm ET
Funding Opportunity: Research to Characterize and Reduce Stigma to Improve Health
National Institutes of Health
Promotes research addressing the health-related aspects of stigma, including the etiology and perpetuation of stigma; its impact on physical and mental health, well-being, life course development, and aging; its influence on health behaviors and on use, access to, and quality of received healthcare services; its contribution to health disparities affecting vulnerable demographic groups; and intervention strategies to reduce health-related stigma.
Open date (earliest submission date): September 16, 2013
Training: Improving Quality and Access to Integrated Care for Racially Diverse and Limited English Proficiency Communities
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions
Webinar to inform, educate and train community-based behavioral health and/primary care organizations and practitioners in culturally and linguistically competent integrated care delivery models with the goal of reducing health disparities. Topics will include behavioral health approaches in primary care settings and the new CLAS standards.
July 16, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 pm ET
In the Literature: The Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15): Development and Validation of an Instrument for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Refugees. 2013. Hollifield M, Verbillis-Kolp S, Farmer B, Toolson EC, Woldehaimanot T, Yamazaki J, Holland A, St Clair J, Soohoo J. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 35(2): 202-9.
Training: Free Online Course In Immigrant and Refugee Health
University of Minnesota Medical School
Six online lectures covering topics such as effective communication across cultures, domestic screening guidelines, immunization, and mental health in resettlement.
Resource: Making Children’s Mental Health Services Successful- Organizational Cultural Competence
University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
Findings from a review of cultural competence assessment tools designed for use at the organizational level. The study aimed to identify and describe measurable organizational factors that lead to cultural competence in organizations and are therefore associated with increasing service accessibility for racially/ethnically diverse children with serious emotional/behavioral disorders.
Resource: Multilingual Health and Mental Health Brochures
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
Brochures available on a variety of topics including anxiety, autism, behavior problems, eating disorders, substance abuse, and more. To access the brochures, go to Pamphlets in the website menu bar.
Resource: Guidelines for Mental Health Screening during the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arrived Refugees
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides suggestions and resources for primary care clinicians to conduct mental health screening during the domestic medical examination.