1. Working with Latino LGBTQ Youth: What you Really Need to Know

    In order to provide competent care to LGBTQ youth, providers must understand the basic facts about LGBTQ youth and the issues they face. It is important to treat each client as an individual who has his or her own multi-faceted identity and experiences. This presentation will cover the basics of...
  2. Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Framework for Establishing Evidence-Based Standards

    Mental health and substance use disorders affect approximately 20 percent of Americans and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although a wide range of evidence-based psychosocial interventions are currently in use, most consumers of mental health care find it difficult to know whether they are receiving high-quality care. Although...
  3. Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

    This toolkit is a resource for senior center staff and volunteers. As a focus point for the community, senior centers connect older adults with a range of critical services and programs, including meals and nutrition programs, transportation services, health and wellness programs, and social and recreational activities. Therefore, these centers can play an important role...
  4. What Matters Most for Children: Influencing Inequality at the Start of Life

    The persistence of gaps in education, income, health, and a long list of other socioeconomic indicators suggests there is an urgent need to reduce inequality early in life. Science shows us what children must have, and what they need to be protected from, to promote their healthy development. Stable, responsive,...
  5. Familia Adelante: A Substance Use Prevention and Stress Reduction Program for Latino Adolescents

    Description: Familia Adelante (FA) consists of twelve English or Spanish language, 90-minute modules for at-risk youth (age 10-14) and their parents. Trained promotoras or other paraprofessionals can become certified facilitators of the FA program. Familia Adelante addresses the impact of acculturative stress on Latino communities and equips Latino-serving organizations with a psycho-educational curriculum that helps...
  6. Mental Disorders and Disabilities Among Low-Income Children

    Children living in poverty are more likely to have mental health problems, and their conditions are more likely to be severe. Of the approximately 1.3 million children who were recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits in 2013, about 50% were disabled primarily due to a mental disorder. An...
  7. Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records

    Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SO/GI) data in electronic health records (EHRs) is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care to LGBT individuals. SO/GI data collection has been recommended by both the Institute of Medicine and the Joint Commission as a way to learn about which populations are being served, and to measure quality of...