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Cultural Competency

Women in Recovery
STAR Center Teleconference, March 29, 2006, 7:00 pm ET

Cultural Perspectives on Healing After a Disaster
STAR Center Teleconference, January 24, 2006, 7 pm ET

Outreach to Consumers of Color
STAR Center Teleconference, September 19, 2005, 7 pm ET

Cultural Competency & Recovery [Powerpoint]
by Ramiro Guevara, Director of the NAMI STAR Center

Meeting the Challenge: Ending Treatment Disparities for Women of Color [PDF]

by Cathi Coridan, MA

Conducting a Cultural Competence Self-Assessment [PDF]
by Andrulis, Delbanco, Avakian & Shaw-Taylor

Assessment of Organizational Cultural Competence [PDF]
by AUCD Multicultural Councill

A Guide to Planning and Implementing Cultural Competence: Organizational Self Assessment [PDF]
by National Center Cultural Competency (NCCC)

Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Frameworks and Practical Approaches
by Betancourt, Green & Carillo

A Cutural Competency ToolKit: Ten Grant Sites Share Lessons Learned
by National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center (NCSTAC)

How does Cultural Competency differ from Cultural Sensitivity/Awareness
by Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice, Washington, DC

Medline Plus: Trusted Health Information for You - Mental Health and Behavior
Bethesda, MD

OMHRC (Office of Minority Health Resource Center)

Washington, DC

National Center for Cultural Competence

Washington, DC

CEO Services (Clinical, Educational, Organizational Services)

Alameda, CA

CCHCP (Cross Cultural Health Care Program)
Seattle, WA

Self-Help/Peer Support

Experiences of Self-Help in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
STAR Center Teleconference, December 15, 2004, at 7 pm EST

Consumer Partnership Platform for Change [PDF]
by NAMI Consumer Council

Annotated Biblography on Consumer-Operated Services
by Sommers, D., Campbell, J., and Rittenhouse, T. (1999)

Emerging New Practices in Organized Peer Support [PDF]
by Jean Campbell, Ph.D. and Judy Leaver, M.A.

10 Keys to Recover from Schizophrenia [PDF]
by the University of California at Los Angeles

Some Factors that May Support Recovery [PDF]
by Sandra G. Bodman, Washington Post (2002)

Words that Can Help [PDF]
by Mary Ellen Copeland & Ed Anthens, Mental Health Recovery Newsletter, (2002)

New Federal Perspective: Recovery, Now! [PDF]
by Kathryn Power & Ronald W. Mandersheid, Ph.D., (2005)

Mental Health Recovery Newsletter Volume 7.2

by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, (July 2006)

Major Depressive Episode Among Adults (National Static's)

by SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies

ADS Center (Address Discrimination & Stigma Center)

Rockville, MD

SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center
Rockville, MD

The Evaluation Center @ HSRI
Cambridge, MA

Other Topics

Housing and Recovery
STAR Center Teleconference, July 7, 2005, 7:00 p.m. ET

MSH (Management Sciences for Health)
Cambridge, MA

AoA (Administration on Aging)
Washington, DC

CECP (Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice)
Washington, DC

AMSA (American Medical Student Association)
Reston, VA

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Arlington, VA

ACA (American Counseling Association)

Alexandria, VA

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Youth and Students


Older Americans

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