1. Center for Healthy Independence

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Asian American for Community Involvement Description: The Center for Healthy Independence (CHI) is a self-help center focused on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population offering culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The center is built on Wellness and Recovery concepts, with emphasis on collectivistic, group activities...
  2. Bridging the Gap: Youth Violence Prevention Program

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Virginia Commonwealth University–Injury and Violence Prevention Program Description: Bridging the Gap is a hospital initiated program that provides youth who have been victims of violence with support that addresses the social, emotional, behavioral and physical needs of these patients and their families. The program targets injured youth who...
  3. How do Tobacco Laws and Density of Tobacco Stores Influence Youth Smoking?

    A new study investigating the association between local tobacco policies, the density of tobacco sales outlets, and young people smoking was published by the Mentor Foundation recently. Researchers surveyed 1,491 US children (mean age 14.7 years) and found that those who lived in areas with many tobacco-licensed retail stores smoked...
  4. Disparities in Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Completion Rates for Minorities

    A state-by-state analysis of substance abuse treatment programs finds that in many states, minorities are less likely than whites to successfully complete substance abuse programs. The analysis found significant disparities among states with regard to racial and ethnic differences. The study appears in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. It...
  5. Disparity Reduction through Empowerment Awareness and Moving Systems

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Mental Health Association Description: Cultural Dialogues are personal journeys, participatory and interactive dialogues that tap into a wealth of cultural and clinical expertise. The dialogues explore what participants bring to the table based on their understanding and historical reactions towards race, racism, and white privilege, and how this...
  6. Alternative Therapy: Helping Clients Through Eastern Medicine

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Communities In Schools of Forsyth County Description: The Alternative Therapy program is dedicated to providing quality clinical services to members seeking outpatient mental health consultation and/or treatment. Person-centered and recovery model approaches to counseling are used to develop individualized, viable service and/or treatment plans to restore appropriate emotional,...