1. Indian Sign-Language Dictionary with Academic, Legal, Medical Terms

    There about more then 7 million deaf individuals in India. ISL is important. Yet, until now, it had no published dictionary. Now the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), a government-funded organization, offers the first published ISL dictionary. The project took two years. It includes 3,000 Hindi and...
  2. Asian Pacific Islanders and Domestic & Sexual Violence

    The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) recently released a couple of new fact sheets focusing on domestic violence in American Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. The resources provide a compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking in ethnic-specific communities. Population of focus: Asian Pacific Islander Links...
  3. BESAFE Cultural Competency Model for HIV/AIDS Patients

    From the Target Center, Tools for the Ryan White Community, BESAFE is a framework that uses culturally pluralistic content and perspectives based on these six core elements: Barriers to Care, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters. The BESAFE series includes guides and promising practices that address cultural...
  4. How Culture Impacts Mental Health and Informs Recovery

    This video collection examines the intersection of culture and health: the differences in predisposition, stigmas surrounding mental health, barriers to conversations and care, and approaches to wellness and recovery. Links to Resource: Challenges and Rewards of a culturally-informed approach to mental health: Dr. Jessica Dere explains how culture makes a...
  5. An Authentic Collection of Diverse People and their Stories

    TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world. These voices and this visibility matter. Photography and storytelling can help humanize and hopefully diminish the stereotypes and prejudice against black and brown people, especially. TONL wanted to challenge the stale,...
  6. Creating Linguistically and Culturally Competent Suicide Prevention Materials

    This guide is designed to help public health practitioners produce suicide prevention materials for specific cultural and linguistic communities. Developed in collaboration with the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), it is based on their work to adapt suicide prevention materials for a variety of cultural and linguistic populations in...
  7. Disentangling Universal and Cultural-specific Risks to Mental Health Among Asian Americans

    Development-based intergenerational conflict related to separation-individuation is normative and similar across ethnocultural groups. Intergenerational cultural conflict related to acculturation mismatch—where intercultural contact leads parents and offspring to diverge in heritage and mainstream American values and behaviors—is specific to immigrant families. Although development-based conflict does not result in serious psychological distress...
  8. Sakhi for ending violence against South Asian Women

    Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives. Founded in...