A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness Out of stock for ordering This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities. Publication ID SMA08-4354 Publication Date March 2009 Format Guidelines or Manual Download AI/AN Culture Card: Building Awareness PDF 1.05 MB Find Related Information Audience Disaster Response Workers as Audience Prevention Professionals Professional Care Providers Public Health Professionals You May Also Be Interested In Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) This brochure explains the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program's emergency mental health services and programs for people who have experienced traumatic events. It helps states, territories, and federally recognized tribes prepare grant applications for funding. Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs This manual gives background information, guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services. It includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters. Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Training Manual This manual helps mental health professionals build an emergency preparedness program in response to mass violence and terrorism. It includes background information, key concepts in mental health intervention, and guidance for setting up a training course. Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide This manual guides disaster response workers in assisting survivors of mass violence and terrorism and their families. It discusses basic counseling skills, when to refer to mental health services, populations with special needs, and stress prevention and management for workers. Psychosocial Issues for Children and Adolescents in Disasters This guide offers resources for those working with children in the wake of disaster. It discusses theories of child development as applied to a youth experiencing the fear, anxiety, and trauma of disaster. The guide also offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide. Mental Health Consumers and Representatives of the Disaster Response Community in Dialogue This report recaps a meeting on issues related to interactions between consumers living with mental illness and representatives of the disaster response community. It offers recommendations to improve these relationships to promote recovery from mental health issues.