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 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. 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. 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. 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. Disaster Training and Technical Assistance This brochure describes SAMHSA's free disaster technical assistance, training, and consultation efforts to help states, territories, tribes, and other disaster behavioral health providers plan for and respond effectively to mental health and substance use needs related to disaster events. Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT This toolkit offers guidance to behavioral health officials on developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs that emphasize personal goal setting and actionable strategies for recovery. The toolkit includes 10 booklets on program development.