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Early Childhood Materials

Part II: Topic Specific Resources: Cultural and Linguistic Competency

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    (http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/projects/camh.html) Exit Disclaimer
    National Center for Cultural Competence, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University
    These resources focus on enhancing the capacity to advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence within mental health care systems serving children and youth with or at risk for serious emotional disturbance and their families.
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competence Community of Practice
    (http://www.tapartnership.org/COP/CLC/default.php) Exit Disclaimer
    Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health
    These resources and tools are used by communities to implement and improve their cultural and linguistic competence. Materials specific to various communities are included, such as African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Latino, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and two-spirit communities.
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Review Guidelines
    (http://clas.uiuc.edu/review/index.html) Exit Disclaimer
    Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
  • Culturally Responsive Services for Women: Participant Guide
    (http://www.cffutures.org/calwcf/documents/culturallyresponsiveservicesforwomen.pdf [PDF format]) Exit Disclaimer
    California Women, Children and Families Technical Assistance Project
    This participant guide provides tips, definitions, data, and other information to assist with cultural sensitivity when working with mothers and the families of young children experiencing mental health challenges
  • Indian Health Service Head Start
    Indian Health Service
    The mission of the Indian Health Service (IHS) Head Start Program is to promote healthy activities that will improve health outcomes for the Early Head Start and Head Start child, family, staff and community. Mental wellness resources are available for both providers and families.
  • National Network to Eliminate Disparities Resources
    (http://nned.net/index-nned.php/resources/) Exit Disclaimer
    National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health
    These resources offer materials specific to a diverse range of populations including minority groups, immigrants, refugees, faith-based communities, Native American communities, individuals exposed to violence, and individuals living with HIV. Resources are available in various languages and a variety of formats.
  • Respecting Differences
    (http://healthykids.us/chapters/respecting_main.htm) Exit Disclaimer
    Healthy Kids, Healthy Care, National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
  • Task Force Report on Resilience and Strength in African American Children and Adolescents (http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/task-force/resilience-af-am.aspx) Exit Disclaimer
    American Psychological Association
    This report by the Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents identifies factors that contribute to the healthy development of African American children and adolescents.

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