CHA News Article

Strategy Brief Examines Behavioral Health Services Among Certain Ethnicities
Focuses on Asian American, native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander boys and men

A new brief from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration highlights approaches for addressing behavioral health disparities and providing effective services for Asian American, native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander boys and men. Building on a brief released last year, this edition summarizes best practices and expert consensus on culturally appropriate approaches, treatment modalities and effective tools in working with this population to address behavioral health issues. Included in the report are seven practice strategies for clinicians, substance abuse counselors, educators and leaders of community groups; four strategies for local, state and federal policymakers and staff; and examples of promising programs and therapeutic practices from organizations that have successfully used these strategies.

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