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Chapter 7: Sensitivity to Culture in Systems of Care

Symposium: The Inter-American Consortium for Applied Research on
Children and Communities: Understanding and Addressing the
Mental Health Needs of Latin America’s Poor and At-Risk Children
Through Educational and Community Development Programs
Co-Chairs: Linda M. Callejas, Theresa Nessman

Symposium Introduction
Linda M. Callejas
Family and Migration: A Profile of Migrant Families in Tamaulipas, México
Ana Lucia Montemayor Marín
The Use of Systemic Principles to Maximize Resources and Promote the
Creation of Child Protective Networks
Victoria G. Lidchi
Discourses of Street Children Engaged in Prostitution in Peru
Natalie Roxana Loncharich Vera
“Vulnerable” Children and Youth in Brazil: Reflections of
At-Risk Children in Low Income Communities in Rio de Janeiro
Irene Rizzini
PROMESA, Colombia: The Use of Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods
in a Community Development Program Focused on Children’s Well-Being
Fernando Penaranda Correa, Marta Arango, Alejandro Acosta, Rober Myers, Arelys Moreno

Symposium: Mental Health Services Research with Black Populations:
Recruitment, Retention and Data Interpretation
Chair: Alfiee M. Breland-Noble

Symposium Introduction
Alfiee M. Breland-Noble
Recruiting and Retaining African-American Children and Families in
Clinical Research Studies
Monica J. Mitchell, Lori E. Crosby, Janelle Hines, Julia H. Bloom
The Invisible Minority: Mental Health Issues of Haitian Adolescents
Guerda Nicolas
Afrocultural Ethos and Mental Health Services: Understanding Behavior in
African-American Children
Erika D. Taylor
Evidence on Disparities in Mental Health Services for Black Youth
Terri L. Miller

Constancy and Change in Cultural Competence in Systems of Care
Freda Brashears, Rolando L. Santiago, Gina M. Sgro, John W. Gilford

Cultural Competence Assessment: A Comparison of Community and
Theoretical Conceptualizations
Tamara S, Davis

Differences Between Urban and Rural Cultural Competency Issues in Missouri
Paul Thomlinson, Connie Maples, Aaron Rimel


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