1. Empowering Communities to Address Health Disparities: Practical Steps to Take at the Local Level

    This webinar presents ways to enhance community capacity and readiness to engage in activities aimed at identifying and addressing behavioral health disparities. It also offers strategies for improving local-level assessment practices and practical approaches for evaluating community-based interventions aimed at reducing these disparities. Population of focus: Communities Link to resource:...
  2. Peer Specialist Training and Certification

    Via Hope operates the only statewide training and certification program for peer specialists in Texas, that is recognized by the Department of State Health Services. The original curriculum was developed by the Appalachian Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of peer specialist training in the United States. The curriculum has...
  3. Scrambled Heads: A Children’s Guide to Mental Health

    Scrambled Heads is children’s book about mental health. The book can support children who are suffering with their mental health, but also their siblings, family, friends, classmates and also children of parents who are suffering with poor mental health. The book is easy to understand and explains mental health in...
  4. Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit

    Many social, environmental, and economic factors converge to cause barriers and challenges that complicate HIV prevention and treatment for individuals living in rural areas. Some overarching factors include poverty in many rural areas, limited resources, and structural barriers that pose challenges to accessing services. To help overcome these challenges, new...
  5. Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls in Foster Care

    Girls across the country are being pushed out of schools as a result of discriminatory disciplinary policies and the continued failure of schools to identify and adequately address trauma. This is increasingly alarming for girls of color involved in the child welfare system as they are likely to experience frequent...
  6. Gathering of Native Americans (GONA): Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum

    The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was first developed through a special initiative of the United States Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, in consultation with a team of Native American trainers and curriculum developers from across the United States. The GONA curriculum is intended to provide culturally specific substance...
  7. Asian American Family Enhancement Network Bicultural Parenting Education Program (AAFEN B-PEP)

    Description: The “Asian American Family Enhancement Network Bicultural Parenting Education Program (AAFEN B-PEP)” is a linguistically and culturally competent parenting education program for Chinese and Korean immigrant parents. The curriculum of this skill-based, interactive and manualized program is designed to enhance the bicultural parenting competency, as well as increase the...
  8. Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations

    As communities become more culturally and linguistically diverse, community-based service organizations (CBOs) are called to do more to reduce disparities in access and use of important social services. An important strategy is developing cultural competency—behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable CBOs to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. This resource guide...