Culture Isn’t Just a Consumer Issue

Cultural competence is an approach to delivering services, such as instructional services, that assumes the services are more effective when they are provided within the most relevant and meaningful cultural, gender-sensitive[as opposed to gender-specific] and age- appropriate context for the target audience. In order to so do most effectively, it is important to define and […]

Findings From The Minority Mental Health Month Twitter Chat

The National Institute of Minority and Mental Health Disparities[NIMHD] co-hosted a Twitter chat in observance of Minority Mental Health Month with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration[SAMHSA] on July 12. The #MinorityMH chat addressed the mental health of adults in […]

Family-Focused or Family Centered? Both are Family-Friendly Approaches

Family-centered and Family-focused approaches are often portrayed as similar or equal to each other, though there are inherent differences between the two, especially in relation to how the family is perceived. Engaging families is both science and an art. Engaging families is also multi-disciplinary, and a vital component in juvenile justice, education, child welfare, behavioral […]