Cultural & Linguistic Competence (CLC) Resource Library for Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities

Mental Health and Trauma

Cultural Awareness: Children and Disasters Presentation from podcast designed to assist disaster behavioral health responders provide culturally aware and appropriate services to children and families impacted by natural disasters.
Cultural Competence: A Literature Review and Conceptual Model for Mental Health Services This article presents a conceptual model of organizational cultural competence for use in mental health services that resulted from a comprehensive review of the research literature.
Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs Assists states and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent disaster mental health services for survivors of natural and human-caused disasters of all scales.
Facts About Trauma for Policymakers: Children’s Mental Health Presents facts about the impact of trauma and key reccomendations for policy action.
Historical Trauma and Microaggressions: A Framework for Culturally-Based Practice This is the second issue in a series focusing on trauma and child welfare systems.
The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health The report provides recommendations that will enable adults with serious mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.