Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs: Guiding Principles and Recommendations

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Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs: Guiding Principles and Recommendations

Description

The purpose of this guide is to assist States and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent disaster mental health services for survivors of natural and human-caused disasters of all scales.

This guide addresses the following topics:

  • Culture and disaster
    • Understanding culture
    • Diversity among and within racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Cultural competence: Scope and terminology
    • The cultural competence continuum
    • Cultural competence and disaster mental health services
    • Disaster phases and responses
    • Cultural competence and disaster mental health planning
  • Guiding principles for cultural competence in disaster mental health programs

Developer:

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

Funding Sources:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: November 2005
Last Updated: 10/03/12

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