Dietra exemplifies a people first leadership style and with extraordinary clinical skills. She makes everyone around her better because of all she does behind the scene in preparation for problem-solving.
— Horace Whittaker Founder: B.A.L.L.S. Publishing
A Girl Like Me - What messages does our society give African American children about their value and worth as human beings?
The Gardner - an exploration of the three levels of racism (institutionalized, personally mediated, and internalized).
A Class Divided - An encore presentation of the classic documentary on third-grade teacher Jane Elliott's "blue eyes/brown eyes" exercise, originally conducted in the days following the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
Tim Wise: Does Race Still Matter? - Tim breaks down how Whites have often been oblivious to discrimination and racial issues in the US.
A Guide to Infusing Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Health Promotion Training by National Center for Cultural Competence - helps experienced health promotion trainers assure that their approaches with diverse populations address culture and language in an effective, appropriate and respectful manner.
Ruby Payne: The Culture of Poverty - Exploration of class.
Unlearning: Breaking Bias. Building Community. - Learn to fight discrimination, bias and bigotry and build communities that are inclusive and just for all.
Hawkins, D.D., Johnson, T.A., & Alvarez, J. (2004). The Chicago Dinners: A Model for Community Engagement and Social Change, Racism in America. In, The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, (Volume 1, Chapter 10), Westport, CT: Praeger Press, Inc. Link to book chapter.
Hillbrand, M., Hawkins, D., Howe, DM, & Stayner, D. (2008). Through the eyes of another: Improving the skills of forensic providers using a consumer-informed role-play procedure. Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 31, 239-242. Link to abstract
Blue, H., Anez, L., Paris, M., Hawkins, D., & Page, R. (2007). Ethnicity, mental health care disparities and culturally competent care at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. In, S. Jacobs & E. Griffiths (Eds.), 40 Years of Academic Public Psychiatry, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.
Hillbrand, M., Hawkins, D., Howe, D., & Stayner, D. (2006). Training Forensic Clinicians in Patient-Centered Care, Psychiatric Services, 57, (12) 1808-1808.
Kloos, B., Gross S.M., Meese, K.J., Meade C., Doughty, J., Hawkins, D., Zimmerman, S.O., Snow, D., & Sikkema, K.J. (2005). Negotiating Risk: Knowledge and Use of HIV Prevention by Persons with Serious Mental Illness Living in Supportive Housing. American Journal of Community Psychology, 36, 357-372. Link to abstract.
Implicit Association Test: Social attitudes - Implicit associations about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other topics!
Jane Elliot: Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise - Internationally known teacher, lecturer, diversity trainer, and recipient of the National Mental Health Association Award for Excellence in Education, exposes prejudice and bigotry for what it is, an irrational class system based upon purely arbitrary factors.
The Multicultural Awareness-Knowledge-Skills Survey (MAKSS) by D’Andrea, Daniels and Heck - designed as a self-assessment of your multicultural counseling awareness, knowledge, and skills
Taking Cultural Competence from Theory to Action by Wu and Martinez - provides principles and recommendations for implementing cultural competency in the field.
Multicultural Organizational Development A resource for Health Equity by Mayeno - approaches
to organizational development and capacity building in cultural competence.
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care by Think Cultural Health - intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Implications for Clinical Practice by Sue, Capodilupo, Torino, Bucceri, Holder, Nadal and Esquilin - exploration of racial microaggressions
Ally Packet by Stonewall Center - An ally is a member of the dominant social group who takes a stand against social injustice directed at a target group.
National Center for Health Marketing - access many resources to help build your health communication or social marketing campaigns and programs.
Making Health Communications Work: The Pink Book - offers a step-by-step guide to health communications, available free of charge, on the Web.
System of Care Community Social Marketing Plan Instructions and Template by Technical Assistance Partnership - A free downloadable template to develop a social marketing plan.
Turning Point - an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offering a number of social marketing materials including social marketing guidebooks, videos, CDs and training guides.
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Hidden Treasures: Building Community Connections by Engaging the Gifts of People on Welfare, People with Disabilities, People with Mental Illness, Older Adults and Young People: A Community Building Workbook by The Asset Based Community Development Institute - summarizes lessons learned by studying successful community-building initiatives in hundreds of neighborhoods across the United States
SAMHSA’s Working Definition of Recovery by SAMHSA - Introduces a working definition for recovery from mental disorders and substance use, along with 10 guiding principles intended to help advance recovery opportunities and help clarify these concepts for peers, families, funders, providers, and others.
Operationalizing Recovery-Oriented Systems prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Expert Panel to explore important issues related to recovery and recovery supports, services, and systems.
The Recovery Bill of Rights by Faces and Voices of Recovery - statement of the principle that all Americans have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.
The Capacity Inventory by Kretzmann and McKnight - A Capacity Inventory stems from the philosophy that the strength and character of communities are built on the individual capacities of community members. These Inventories identify the talents, assets, and resources available.
National Drug Control Strategy by Office of National Drug Control Policy - actions the Administration has taken to reduce drug use and its consequences, in accordance with the Principles of Modern Drug Policy and in pursuit of the drug policy goals established in 2010 by the President’s first National Drug Control Strategy.