Guiding Principles and Recommendations Out of stock for ordering 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. Publication ID SMA03-3828 Publication Date January 2003 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Disaster MH: Developing Cultural Competence PDF 871.41 KB Find Related Information Audience Disaster Response Workers as Audience Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group Racial & Ethnic Groups You May Also Be Interested In Mental Health All-Hazards Disaster Planning Guidance This manual helps state and local mental health professionals create emergency preparedness plans for disasters. It highlights integrating health and mental health response and conducting epidemiological surveillance. 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. 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. Disaster Behavioral Health Preparedness and Response Resources Use this resource guide to help individuals and communities cope with disaster. Topics covered include emergency preparedness, training, disaster response, stress management, and suicide prevention. TIP 48: Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery This guide helps substance use counselors treat clients with symptoms of depression and substance use conditions. Program administrators will learn how to integrate depression treatment into early drug treatment. The guidelines cover screening, assessment, treatment, counseling, cultural competence, and continuing care. Access the literature review. 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.