Multicultural Toolkit Resources

APA Diversity Resources

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
Topics on Aging

Office on Aging

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office
The Valuing Diversity Project
OEMA publications & resources

OEMA Multicultural training resources

OEMA Multicultural Film Series

APA Guidelines Related to Diversity

APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice and Organizational Change for Psychologists
APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Older Adults
APA Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients
APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations
APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women
American Psychological Association’s Statement on Racism

Associations and Organizations for Diverse Ethnic and Racial Groups

Asian American Psychological Association
Association of Black Psychologists

National Latino/a Psychological Association

Society of Indian Psychologists
NY Association of Hispanic Mental Health Professional
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence

General Reports Related to Issues of Diversity

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General (1999)
Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services –Teaching Cultural Competence in Health Care: A Review of Current Policies and Practice

Affordable College –  Scholarships for African American Students

New York State Offices, Agencies, Community Based Organizations & Reports

New York State Office of Mental Health
Puerto Rican Family Institute, Inc

New York State Minority Surveillance Report 2007 (Minority Health Data and Statistics)

Federal Government Offices and Agencies

The Office of Minority Health (Has useful information in Spanish)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Barrett, K.H. & George, W.H. (2005) Psychology, justice and diversity: Five challenges for culturally competent professionals. In K.H. Barrett & W.H. George (Eds.) Race, Culture, Psychology & Law, (pp. 3-17). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Byrne, A. (2007). NOTES: What is extreme cruelty? Judicial review of deportation cancelation decision for victims of domestic abuse. Vanderbilt Law Review.60, 6, 1815-1846.

Ely, G.F., Dulmus, S., C.N. & Wodarski, J.S. (2004). Domestic violence: A literature review reflecting an international crisis. Stress, Trauma and Crisis, 7, 2, 77-91.

Erez, E. & Ammar, N. (2003). Violence Against Women and Systemic Responses: Am Exploratory Study. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS.

Erez, E. & Copps Hartley, C. (2003). Battered immigrant women and the legal system: A therapeutic jurisprudence perspective. Western Criminology Review, 4,2,155-169.

Erez, E., Adelman, M. & Gregory, C. (2009). Intersections of immigration and domestic violence: Voices of battered immigrant women. Feminist Criminology, 4, 1, 32-56.

Ewing, W.A. (2008, November 25). Opportunities and exclusion: A brief history of U.S. immigration policy. Immigration Policy Center.

Orloff, L.E., Kaguyutan, J. V. (2001). Offering a helping hand: Legal protections for battered immigrant women: A history of legislative responses. American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, 10, 95-183.

Orloff, L.E., Jang, D. & Klein, C.F. (1995) No place to turn:  Improving advocacy for battered immigrant woman. Family Law Quarterly. 29, 2, 313-329.

Wood, S.M. (2004). VAWA’s unfinished business: The immigrant women who fall through the cracks. Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 11,141-155.
Ecocultural Research: A Mental Health Researcher’s Guide to the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture-3/2000
Author: Michelle Walsh, Rachel Smith, Alicia Morales, and Lee Sechrest.
This guide presents an ecocultural approach to cultural issues, taking into account the broad array of ecological and cultural variables that are likely needed to provide a causal explanation for difference in the provision of behavioral health services. It promotes a means of conceptualizing, measuring, and interpreting ecocultural variables in a way that will advance the provision of more effective behavioral health services, and fosters the growth of research skills that can be used to further pursue an understanding of culturally relevant variables in applied mental health service settings.
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Culture, Race and Ethnicity in Performance Measurement: A Compendium of Resources, Version 1-9/1999
Author: Dawna Phillips, M.P.H., H. Stephen Leff, Ph.D., Eva Kaniasty, Michael Carter, Marcel Paret, Theresa Conley and Manisha Sharma.
This compendium is a compilation of resources and readings for those interested in the area of providing or evaluating culturally competent mental health care. It is designed to be a dynamic resource. This compendium provides resources for several elements of a culturally competent mental health system as the Center has conceptualized it. Following are the topical areas covered: cultural competence standards; community needs assessment; measures of identity; culturally competent diagnosis, assessment and outcomes measures; and measures of adherence to cultural competence standards.
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