Developing Cultural Competence in Disaster Mental Health Programs
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This course explores the nature of culture and disaster. It begins by defining culturally related terms, discussing diversity within racial and ethnic minority groups, and describing cultural competence. It then discusses cultural competence in the context of disaster mental health services. Next covered are the key concepts of disaster mental health; important considerations when working with people of other cultures; staff attributes, knowledge, and skills essential to the development of cultural competence; and a cultural competence self-assessment for disaster crisis counseling programs. The last section provides suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters.
This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.
- Culture and Disaster
- Understanding Culture
- Diversity Among and Within Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
- Cultural Competence: Scope and Terminology
- The Cultural Competence Continuum
- Cultural Competence and Disaster Mental Health Services
- Disaster Phases and Responses
- Cultural Competence and Disaster Mental Health Planning
- Principles and Recommendations
- Explain the interaction between culture and disaster.
- Explain the concept of cultural competence.
- Explain disaster mental health.
- Describe working with refugees.