The guide provides an overview of the importance of family and community supports for children who identify as LGBT. It also discusses the health risks and disparities that exist among this population. Resources and tips are provided for family members and the practitioners who are working with these families.
Using disaggregated data is vital for ensuing that services and supports promote mental health equity. This Issue Brief provides support for schools and districts to identify populations, leverage existing data sources, and analyze and share results of data. This Issue Brief is designed to support health equity, a key Project AWARE goal.
Each family is unique, leaving its members to be the only ones to define it – in their way, from their culture and through their truth. For children and youth with mental health needs, the definition is often complicated by circumstances that propel their journey among various living arrangements. The following resources are provided to highlight the unique needs of today’s diverse families.
The tool consists of an instructional workbook and assessment that can be used when engaging in decision-making and policy development. The goal of the assessment is to increase awareness of determinants of health for the population(s) of focus, potential impacts, mitigation strategies to consider, ways to measure success, and strategies for sharing outcomes and recommendations.
A comprehensive guide for enhancing organizational equity through the lens of the national standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (CLAS). Information is categorized by the individual CLAS Standard, and provides a variety of resources based on population demographics.