July 12, 2017
Minority Mental Health Awareness

More than 60 million Americans suffer from a mental health condition in a given year. Many of those individuals are African American, Hispanic, Asian American, or part of another minority population. Yet, studies suggest that African American and Hispanic Americans seek treatment at only half the rate of whites, while Asian Americans only do so at one-third the rate. Some of these differences are due to access to care; some are cultural. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, minority populations are less likely to be diagnosed with a mental health condition.


Take a moment to review the publication: Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.


To learn more about mental health Click HERE to review our Mental Health Publications.

Recently Added Videos:

Policy Memos

Program Improvement Plan (Update and Guidance for Implementation) (7/7/17)


New Videos


Integrating Behavioral Health and the Child Welfare Practice Model


Mental Health, Parents, Kids, and Family Dynamics


More New Videos Posted Here

Upcoming Training Events and Conferences

Live Webinar: Understanding Tourette Syndrome in Children, Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (EST)


Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as tic disorders that affect children and adults, causing them to make sudden, involuntary movements and/or sounds called tics which wax and wane and can change unpredictably. This webinar for Child Welfare Professionals and Caregivers will help build an understanding of Tourette Syndrome and provide information so attendees can better recognize tics as a neurodevelopmental disorder, identify sources for services and support, and how to advocate for children and youth with Tourette Syndrome and guide them to advocate for themselves.


Click HERE for additional details and to register


National Webinar: Engaging Youth in Normalcy Planning, July 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m (Eastern)

The Capacity Building Center for States is pleased to provide a webinar on exploring best practices and strategies for youth engagement in normalcy planning. Youth always know what normalcy means to them, and engaging them in normalcy conversations builds an understanding of their needs. Join us to hear from youth and child welfare professionals on best practices to engage youth in this important conversation and strategies for integrating it into policy and practice.


Click HERE to register.


Registration is now open for the 2017 DCF Child Protection Summit, August 29-31, 2017, JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is pleased to announce the 2017 Child Protection Summit. This year marks the Summit’s 20th year anniversary. The Summit offers an extraordinary program of current and relevant training topics to further advance the knowledge base of child welfare staff in many critical areas of importance. As the largest child welfare event in Florida, the Department anticipates the 2017 Child Protection Summit will be attended by more than 3,000 child welfare professionals and related partners.


Click HERE for more information and to register.




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