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Meeting Unaccompanied Minors Where They Are

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Jody Levison-Johnson and Jeremy C. Kohomban, Ph.D.

President and CEO of The Council on Accreditation, and President and CEO of The Children’s Village (respectively)

Since 2004, human service organizations have served thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children. With their support, the majority of these children were safely reunited with family or a sponsor in the U.S. However, recent media stories raise questions about the treatment and mental health needs of these children, who often suffer from fear, anxiety and depression. […]

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A Collection of Resources for Community Impact

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Behavioral Health

The demand for behavioral health care knows no boundaries. Every day, we are connecting vulnerable populations – like migrant families and their children – to the care they deserve. With this in mind, we’ve put together a collection of external resources to help you maximize your impact in your community. Click on the links below […]

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Stigma Regarding Mental Illness among People of Color

July 8, 2019 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Comments
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Victor Armstrong, MSW

Vice President of Behavioral Health for Atrium Health, and a member of the National Council's board of directors

One of the remaining taboos in many communities of color is the stigma around mental illness. Whether it’s depression or anxiety (or, the worst-case scenario, suicide), there is a longstanding belief in these communities that such concerns are taboo, and their impact is the problem of “the other.” Though communities of color, because of socioeconomic […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Youth is Bad

June 22, 2016 | Diversity | LGBTQ | Lived Experience | Comments
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Adam Swanson

Senior Policy Associate, National Council for Behavioral Health

First federal report concludes that conversion therapy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) youth is not effective.

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Questions

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Roy Fisher

Program Manager, Navos Mental Health Solutions

It’s 6:30 am when my alarm goes off. I get up to enjoy the morning quiet and play out the day ahead. This morning, I reflect on the upcoming senior leadership meeting. As I consider those I’ll see around the table, I am once again drawn to the fact that I will be the only […]

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Passion and Sensitivity: The Cornerstones of Responding to Trauma in the LGBT Community

December 3, 2015 | Diversity | Integration | Trauma | Treatment | Comments
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Heather Cobb

Sr. Director, Creative & Strategy, National Council for Behavioral Health

Back in 1978 Chase Brexton Health Care was a small volunteer operation serving gay men affected by the just emerging AIDS epidemic. Now, it’s a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides integrated health care to all Baltimore’s underserved populations — and their working hard to provide trauma-informed care to all, including the LGBT community.

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Diversity: It Has to Start Somewhere

August 14, 2014 | Diversity | Workforce | Comments
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Mohini Venkatesh

, National Council for Behavioral Health

We’ve all heard it before: A diverse workforce is key to providing quality services to a diverse population. More specifically, promoting staff from diverse backgrounds into leadership positions is a must to ensure organizational decisions are made in an inclusive way.

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