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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

Evidence Based Practices and Their Impact on Families and Consumers of Color

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Session Number: 36 Room: Salon G

Presentation Type: symposium

Chair: Mario Hernandez Discussant: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola

Synopsis: This symposium will address issues of cultural competence related to evidence based practices. The first presentation will describe the framework for a project funded by the Center for Mental Health Services to study the intersect between evidence, culture, families and consumers through the National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations (NAMBHA). In the second presentation, findings will be presented from a literature review focused on evidence for the effectiveness of specific service strategies with communities of color. The third presentation will describe the project’s development of a consensus statement on evidence-based practices by NAMBHA member organizations. Finally, a discussant will address common themes across presentations and provide recommendations for further research with communities of color based on his experiences with the National Institute of Health, the World Health Organization, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Evidence-Evidence-Based Practices and Minority Families and Consumers

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Presenting: Holly Echo-Hawk

All Authors for this paper: Holly Echo-Hawk

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Despite the wide-spread adoption and promotion of Evidence Based Practices (EBP), unchanging disparity figures illustrate the continued "failure of fit" between services and minority populations of concern. This presentation describes the evolution of the behavioral health care, relating the field's value of cultural competent services to practice realities and the emergence of EBP. Given that federal, state and local funders will continue the trend of mandating use of EBP, lack of fit with tribal cultures has serious implications for access to appropriate services. This presentation suggests that a "Practice-based Evidence" approach is necessary to provide services grounded in science, yet validated and replicated by the indigenous knowledge of the communities they serve.

Literature Review and Analysis: Evidence-Based Practices for Communities of Color

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Presenting: Laurel Friedman

All Authors for this paper: Laurel Friedman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: Because there is an increasing emphasis placed on the use of evidence based practices in the treatment of children with serious emotional disturbance and their families, it is important to develop an understanding of the effects of these practices within racially and ethnically diverse populations. This paper presents an analysis of literature related to research with populations of color regarding evidence-based services and related practices in children’s mental health. Findings of the analysis will be presented and conclusions will be discussed.

Development of a NAMBHA Consensus Statement on Evidence-Based Practices

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Presenting: Teresa Nesman

All Authors for this paper: Teresa Nesman

Presentation Type: element of symposium

Synopsis: This presentation will cover the procedures and findings from a consensus building process sponsored by the National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations (NAMBHA) focused on the implications of evidence-based practices for communities of color. A consensus report was developed through analysis of four small group discussions and two consensus building large group discussions. Key points and quotes from facilitated group discussions were analyzed and summarized into thirteen consensus statements. Recommendations for researchers, policymakers and next steps for NAMBHA were developed related to the inclusion of communities of color in evidence based practices development and implementation.