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Cultural Competency

Latinos in Recovery
STAR Center Teleconference, May 24, 2005, 7 pm ET

Report on Cultural Competency & Diversity Institute for Self-Help Centers
by Ramiro Guevara, STAR Center Director

Creating Culturally Competent Mental Health Systems for Latinos: Perspective from an Expert Panel [PDF]
by Elaine Viccora, L.C.S.W.

CDC Study Reveals Hispanic Youth More Prone to Suicide [PDF]
by Center for Disease Control & Prevention

Self-Help/Peer Support


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

Culturally Specific Mental Health Resources

The organizations listed below provide culturally appropriate information to respond to the mental health needs of ethnic and minority populations.

Hispanic Federation
New York, NY

Hispanic Health Council
Hartford, CT

National Alliance for Hispanic Health (Formerly COSSMHO)
Washington, DC

National Hispanic Medical Association
Washington, DC

NAPRHSW (National Association of Puerto Rican & Hispanic Social Workers)
Brentwood, NJ

Other Topics

Recovery and Employment in the Latino Community
STAR Center Teleconference, April 28, 2005, 7 pm ET

Latin? Hispanic? What's the Difference?
by El Boricua, A monthly Bilingual, Cultural Publication for Puerto Ricans

Latinos or Hispanics? A Debate about Identity
by Darryl Fears, Washington Post Staff Writer (2003)

Latinos/Hispanics...What Next!
by Martha E. Gimenez

Find resources by community:


African American

Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders

Native Americans Alaskan Natives


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning & Intersex

Youth and Students


Older Americans

Justice Involved

Links to resources in languages other than English.

What is Cultural Competence?

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