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Serving Everyone at the Table: Strategies for Enhancing the Availability of Culturally Competent Mental Health Services

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Cultural competence, systems of care, access, disparities, Culture, children's mental health, assessment


Janis Prince Inniss


This monograph aims to increase awareness of the impact of culture on the availability of mental health services with the goal of improving services for culturally/racially diverse families in ways that reduce mental health disparities. The monograph is second in a series outlining successful strategies for increasing access, availability, and utilization of services at the organizational and direct service levels. Availability strategies were identified through interviews conducted with personnel from 12 organizations that met study criteria.


Prince Inniss, J., Nesman, T., Mowery, D., Callejas, L.M., & Hernandez, M. (2009). Serving everyone at the table: Strategies for enhancing the availability of culturally competent mental health service (Making children’s mental health services successful series). Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Child and Family Studies, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

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