This 75-minute webinar focuses on cultural sensitivity and race and how both affect research on posttraumatic stress disorder in children. These issues are explored in relation to research on Hurricane Katrina and African Americans.
The goal of Applying Cultural Awareness to Disaster Behavioral Health is to provide information, recommendations, and tools that can be used to assess and strengthen cultural awareness practices in disaster behavioral health services.
These tip sheets were developed for the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) through a collaborative training partnership between FEMA’s Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS Science & Technology Resilient Systems Division, DHS’ National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC), the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CCRC), and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN). Funding was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
This Action Plan seeks to advance social, health, and racial equity by following a three-part strategy of normalizing conversations about equity, organizing government to achieve equity, and operationalizing practices and policies to promote equity.
This toolkit provides overview on culturally responsiveness, CLAS standards, providing appropriate cultural and linguistic services according to CLAS standards, principles of community engagement, recommendations from cultural sample groups, policy and practice recommendations, accessing and providing resources, and support for staff and evaluation guides and templates.