Improving Cultural Competence – NCBI Bookshelf Excerpt The development of culturally-responsive clinical skills is vital to the effectiveness of behavioral health services. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), cultural competence “refers to the ability to honor and respect the beliefs, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors of individuals and families receiving services, […]
Thinking about racism and discrimination should begin with the recognition that ‘race’ is a social construction with no solid foundation in biology. Hence, the term ‘race’ itself is deeply problematic and we should avoid reproducing the categories it is part of. In Canada, the term ‘racialized groups’ has gained favour because it draws attention to this […]
Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media An interview with Dr. Jaswant Guzder on issues of access to mental health care for immigrants and refugees and the importance of interpreters. Includes discussion of suicide, psychosis, depression, and cultural consultation. Lost in Translation: Mental Health of Newcomers – New Canadian Media – […]
Members of racial or ethnic minority groups benefit just as much from psychotherapy as do members of the white majority in Western countries, according to a report in Psychiatric Services in Advance. Researchers from Vrije Universiteit (VU), University Amsterdam, and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research looked at 56 randomized, controlled trials among adults […]
A Diverse Mental Health Workforce: Are We There Yet? Has the field made progress in creating a more diverse workforce—a major recommendation of the 2001 Surgeon General’s report on culture and race-ethnicity? This literature review found scant evidence of progress: “Racial-ethnic minority populations are vastly underrepresented among clinically trained mental health practitioners in the United States,” the […]
Ontario steps in to fund health care for refugees. OTTAWA — A year and a half after the federal government cut health funding for many refugees, Ontario has begun to pick up the slack, something that comes as a relief to members of Ottawa’s refugee community. Ontario steps in to fund health care for refugees.
François Crépeau, Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU sur les migrants : « les migrants ont aussi des droits » | Radio des Nations Unies. François Crépeau cite notamment le paiement d’une caution ou un système d’assignation à résidence ou la présentation périodique de ces migrants aux autorités judiciaires. « Il y a d’autres moyens de traiter ces […]