Cultural Competence Archives - NWI
Black History Month Q&A with NBCDI President and CEO Tobeka G. Green
February 21, 2017 | Emily Taylor
In this Q&A, Tobeka G. Green, President and CEO of the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) shares ideas for helping children to appreciate diversity.
Research To Practice: Building Supportive and Inclusive Programming for American Muslim Youth
February 15, 2017 | Emily Taylor
This recent post from stopbullying.gov, includes an interview with Sameera Ahmed, Ph.D., Director of The Family & Youth Institute and a leading researcher on American Muslim youth, about creating supportive and inclusive programs that meet the needs of Muslim youth and families. The post includes links to many related resources.
Researchers identify mental health screening tools, barriers for Latino children
January 30, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical looked into existing culturally sensitive tools for mental health screening Spanish-speaking parents in order to increase pediatricians ability to conduct mental health screening in Latino families. As a result, they have identified a culturally sensitive set of tools that are freely available to pediatricians, take less than 10 minutes to use, are in easy-to-read Spanish, and assess a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. These four screening tools are the: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)-17-question version, the PSC-35-question version, the pictorial PSC-35, and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire.
Infographic: A National Portrait of the Health and Education of Hispanic Boys and Young Men
October 26, 2016 | Emily Taylor
The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families has published an infographic providing an overview of the health and education of our country’s 12.5 million Hispanic boys and young men from birth to age 24.
Lasting Mental Health Problems for Victimized LGBT Youth
February 18, 2016 | Halley Doherty-Gary
Northwestern University reports on new research showing that severely victimized LGBT youth may experience lasting mental health problems such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study’s findings suggest changes in school policies and programs to help prevent bulling and provide coping strategies for those who are being targeted.
Another resource for Parents with MH conditions
February 10, 2016 | Halley Doherty-Gary
The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion has added a document to provide parents, professionals, and policymakers with information about the barriers parents with mental health conditions experience. This resource can be used in tandem with the document about peer support specialists and the online parenting education tool.
Supporting refugee children and families
December 7, 2015 | Halley Doherty-Gary
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has recently published an on-line toolkit about refugee trauma. This toolkit is designed to help practitioners understand the refugee experience and provides resources, guidance for a variety of settings.
Training interventions for school-based healthcare providers
December 7, 2015 | Halley Doherty-Gary
This article briefly sets the context for the school as an access point for mental health care, with a focus on school nurses. It also describes the Mental Health Training Intervention for Health Providers in Schools (MH-TIPS), which addresses a need for professional development in this arena.
New Clinical Distance Learning Series Webinar Available
October 27, 2015 | Halley Doherty-Gary
The NWI is a core partner in the TA Network, which is offering access to the webinar “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding, Assessing, and Intervening,” featuring Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., a Neuropsychologist at Kennedy Krieger Institute. In this presentation, Dr. Jacobson describes the definitions, diagnosis, prevalence, comorbidities and complications, costs, assessment, and treatment of ADHD as part of the TA Network Clinical Distance Learning Series.
Impact of school discipline on southern black students
October 14, 2015 | Halley Doherty-Gary
The Center for the Study of Race and Equity & in Education aims to make transparent the rates at which school discipline practices and policies impact black students in every K-12 public school district in 13 Southern states. The report concludes with resources and recommendations for parents and families, educators and school leaders. An illuminating infographic accompanies the report.