Print And Online Resources For Mental Health Care Workers

Date:2019-05-13  Source:未知

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American Psychological Association: Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations

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  • Description: Psychological service providers need a sociocultural framework to consider diversity of values, interactional styles, and cultural expectations in a systematic fashion. These Guidelines represent general principles that are intended to be aspirational in nature and are designed to provide suggestions to psychologists in working with ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. 

American Psychological Association: Working with Refugee Children and Families: Update for Mental Health Professionals

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  • Description: This 2009 publication highlights the importance of psychologists in their roles as clinicians, researchers, educators, and advocates in the lives of refugee children and their families. It contains evidence-based principles for mental health care among refugee children and families, suggestions for addressing common ethical issues when providing such care, information on factors influencing the psychosocial adjustment of refugee children, and mental health resources for care providers and their clients. 

Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Initiative: Establishing Collaborative Initiatives Between Mental Health and Primary Care Services for Ethnocultural Populations

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  • Description: The purpose of this toolkit is to assist service providers and other key stakeholders to work collaboratively to meet the mental health needs of ethnocultural populations. Highlights of the toolkit include: ten key issues for consideration when planning and implementing an initiative; descriptions of two positive practice initiatives; and a list of key websites. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Guidelines for Mental Health Screening During the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arrived Refugees

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  • Description: Given the nature of life-threatening experiences prior to and during flight from their home countries or country of asylum/host country, as well as the difficult circumstances of existence in exile, refugees may be at particularly high risk for psychiatric symptoms. Although this document cannot provide solutions to these challenges, it provides suggestions and resources for primary clinicians for mental health screening during the initial domestic medical examination. 

CMAS: Caring for Syrian Refugee Children: A Program Guide for Welcoming Young Children and Their Families

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  • Description: To help support your program in giving Syrian children (and their families) the best possible care, CMAS brought together a team of experts in the sector to create this comprehensive resource. It provides you and your staff with the knowledge and tools they’ll need to better understand and respond to the unique experiences and needs of Syrian refugee children. The resource also includes tip sheets filled with practical strategies that are designed to be taken straight off the page and put into practice. These can be quickly and easily printed out to share with your team.

Migration Policy Institute: The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children

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  • Description: This 2015 report examines the experiences and resulting educational and mental health needs of Syrian children living as refugees, drawing on the results of a study conducted in Islahiye camp in southeast Turkey, which assessed children’s levels of trauma and mental health distress. It also reviews intervention programs in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, and offers recommendations for best practices to address the mental health of this vulnerable child population. 

Nathan Kline Institute Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Mental Health

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  • Description: The purpose of this site is to provide tools to assist planners/administrators, providers/clinicians, and consumers/community stakeholders in planning for services that effectively meet the needs of cultural groups. Specific goals of the Center include: identifying and developing culturally competent mental health practices and providing evidence of their effectiveness; identifying disparities and the culturally competent strategies to reduce these disparities for cultural groups; creating valid and reliable measures of the cultural competency of practices and organizational structures; and serving as a resource to providers, planners, and consumers for service information and data on cultural groups. 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Refugee Trauma

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  • Description: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This page contains information, suggestions, and resources pertaining to child refugee mental health for clinicians, other care providers, and researchers. 

Psychological Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Guide

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  • Description: Shifting demographics, socioeconomic contexts, and resulting policies have highlighted the needs and opportunities to better understand and serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations at the heart of school communities. In its 10 chapters, this book provides comprehensive evidence-based research to guide its conceptual framework, and its extension into practice. Ranging from the learner’s development within the family dynamics, to facets of assessment that leads to effective interventions, the book integrates a tapestry that can be used to facilitate effective consultations and services.  

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Assessing Mental Health and Psychosocial Needs and Resources: Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings

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  • Description: This document provides an approach and a toolkit to help those designing and conducting an assessment of mental health and psychosocial needs and resources in major humanitarian crises. These could include major natural and human-made disasters and complex emergencies (for example armed conflicts). 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Assessment and Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress

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  • Description: This Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide module contains assessment and management advice related to acute stress, post-traumatic stress, and grief in non-specialized health settings. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Culture, Context and the Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians – A Review for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Staff Working with Syrians Affected by Armed Conflict

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  • Description: This 2015 report aims to provide information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. It is based on an extensive review of the available literature on mental health and psychosocial support, within the context of the current armed conflict in Syria. 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Rapid Assessment of Alcohol and Other Substance Use in Conflict-affected and Displaced Populations: A Field Guide

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  • Description: An increase in alcohol and other substance use is among the many health and social issues associated with conflict and displacement. Problems with substance use are prevalent in a variety of conflict-affected situations, including camps for refugees and internally displaced people. This guide is written for those who plan to include in their work rapid assessments of alcohol and other substance use among conflict-affected and displaced populations. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Mental Health: National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care: A Blueprint for Advancing and Sustaining CLAS Policy and Practice

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  • Description: This 2013 document offers a user-friendly format for providing comprehensive — but by no means exhaustive — information on each Standard for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. The Blueprint is an implementation guide for advancing and sustaining culturally and linguistically appropriate services within health and health care organizations. The Blueprint dedicates one chapter to each of the 15 Standards. These chapters review the Standard’s purpose, components, and strategies for implementation. In addition, each chapter provides a list of resources that provide additional information and guidance on that Standard. 

World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies

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  • Description: The target group for WHO work on mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies is any population exposed to extreme stressors, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, disaster survivors and terrorism-, war- or genocide-exposed populations. The WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse regularly publishes evidence-based recommendations for those providing mental health and psychosocial support to such populations. 

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