Cultural Competency in Mental Health Peer-Run Programs and Self-Help Groups: A Tool to Assess and Enhance Your Services

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Cultural Competency in Mental Health Peer-Run Programs and Self-Help Groups: A Tool to Assess and Enhance Your Services

Description

This tool, for program managers of mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups, provides a step-by-step process to assess and cultivate cultural competency. The guide helps program managers identify strengths and limitations in five key organizational areas to meet the needs of its members. The five focus areas follow:

  1. Administration, policies, and guidelines
  2. Peer providers and group leaders
  3. Services and support
  4. Program and group environment
  5. Communication and language capacity

    Developer:

    National Alliance on Mental Illness; University of Illinois-Chicago

    Funding Sources:

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

    History

    Release Date: 2010
    Original Summary: June 2012
    Last Updated: 07/18/12

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