Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care: The State of the States: Responses to Cultural Competence and Diversity in Child Mental Health: Volume III
CC 03 - $8.00; $22.00 for Volumes I, II, and III 5.
Isaacs Shockley, December 1998
This monograph provides an overview of the status of cultural competence development and implementation within state and local child mental health systems over a five-year period. It includes a review of the types of activities and tasks undertaken by state mental health agencies in addressing federal funding mandates in the area of cultural competence as well as shifting demographics and increasing concerns for more efficient and effective services from state legislators and taxpayers. Shifts made by states within their policy and administrative structures, as well as those changes more closely related to service delivery goals and outcomes, are also addressed.