In this section, you will find leads on other websites that have really good information on disparities and cultural or linguistic competence. If you have found a website to be particularly helpful in your own efforts in these areas, please let us know. Send an e-mail to Guileine Kraft and let us share it with others. THANKS!
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities (NNED) is a network of individual and organizational entities interested in eliminating disparities in mental / behavioral mental. The major purpose of the NNED is to bring together existing knowledge to coordinate, collaborate, integrate, and disseminate information on disparities. Thus, the NNED is intended to bring together very disparate entites that have not previously communicated but are doing similar work, buidling knowledge, collaborations, and parthnerships. Becoming a partner in the NNED will prove to be beneficial and may be done by perusing the website and requesting further information.
This website offers extensive information, tools, resources, promising practices and consultants related to cultural and linguistic competence through the premiere National Cultural Competence Center (NCCC) and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. In 2007, the NCCC won one of the APEX Grand Awards for its website. The website includes extensive information on cultural and linguistic competence in the health and mental health fields and features on-line curricula and an interactive consultant pool for those who are interested. Many products are offered in Spanish as well.
This website for SAMHSA’s Comprehensive Mental Health Services Program for Children and Their Families is devoted to providing information about systems of care located throughout the country. A system of care is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of children and youth with serious mental health needs and their families. Of special interest is the Cultural and Linguistic Competence section of the website, which includes materials that have been translated into Spanish.
A collaboration between the American Institutes of Research (AIR) and the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH), this website provides extremely valuable information and resources for system of care communities. Of particular interest are the many resources in the Cultural and Linguistic Competence section, including information on the Community of Practice in this area and the Cultural Competence Action Team (CCAT). A wonderful new product, the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Implementation Guide, is worth checking out.
Fostering the parent-teen connection just got easier with release of "A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain," a digital, science-based resource for parents that explains adolescent brain processes and offers tips for communicating and helping teens make good decisions. Available now at the web site of the Partnership for a Drug Free America,"A Parent's Guide to the Teen Brain" brings to life research showing that the brain is not fully developed until about age 25. With advice from experts, parents learn that ongoing brain development contributes to the vexing teen behaviors that confound and often put parents off. The resource also includes tips to help parents establish (or re-create) the parent-teen relationship so essential to guiding teens through any one of the number of challenges they face, alcohol and drug temptations included.