This report provides behavioral health professionals, researchers, policymakers and other audiences with a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to youth of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.
Tribal communities often are highly distrustful of research due to experiences with unethical practices, stereotyping, discrimination, stigmatization, failure to share benefits from research with their communities, and lack of respect for culture and beliefs. This pocket guide provides information on tribal sovereignty and appropriate steps prevention specialists and researchers should take when working with tribal communities.
Western-based research unfortunately has some major scandals in its history (the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study, and, more recently, the ASU-Havasupai DNA scandal), which have deepened Indigenous distrust of outsiders. Western-based research methods also often disregard Indigenous traditions, values, and ways of knowing. For example, the principles of the 1978 Belmont Report on ethical human subject research focus on individuals rather than communities. Likewise, a typical academic Institutional Review Board does not consider interviews with community members to qualify as “human subject research” and therefore may not require informed consent. But many Native communities expect to know exactly what such interviews are intended to reveal, how the information will be used, how it will benefit their community, and how their community will be protected from harm – all elements of informed consent.
In short, conducting research in Indigenous communities is not the same as conducting research anywhere else. This document is intended as a broad guide for researchers and Indigenous communities to help them understand some of the complexities they may encounter and elements they must consider when approaching research with Native populations. It is our hope that this guide will help researchers and the Indigenous communities they work with to avoid common pitfalls, improve their relationships, and strengthen the value of their research efforts.
The PTTC Network’s Building Health Equity & Social Justice Working Group developed this resource for prevention professionals. The overall goal is to incorporate anti-racist, bias-free, and inclusive terminology into the framework of prevention efforts. Diversity and inclusion in the prevention workforce is both ethical and imperative. Preventionists must not only be aware of the knowledge presented throughout this factsheet but be able to practically apply the information given.
In this tool, you can see how you can use each step to inform your practices. Feel free to use this map with stakeholders, a coalition, or community members to explain the process and how you’ll use this tool. At the end of this guide, there is a survey that you can use with your organization, coalition, or group to assess your strengths and areas of growth. The New England PTTC will create a report from your organization-specific data which you can share with your team to assess what areas you may want to focus your work around diversity and inclusion. You may return to this tool when you have determined which areas you want to work on for thoughts on what you might do to improve.
Behavioral health equity is the right to access high-quality and affordable health care services and supports for all populations, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
Welcome to the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Resource Library, a curated collection of articles, manuals, and web-based resources. You can search through this database by topic, by type (articles, manuals, podcasts, etc.), and/or by the search term of your choice. For any combination of search criteria, you can choose to look for materials that fit all or any of your criteria.
This resource list was developed by the PTTC Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Practices Work Group, and represents a compilation of resources produced by the PTTC Network to help individuals understand the impact of culture and identity in prevention efforts. All resources are free to access. This list is by no means exhaustive, and will be updated periodically to ensure it has the most relevant resources.
Addressing the social determinants of health through a collaborative, upstream approach to remove barriers to social and economic opportunity, improve health outcomes, and advance equity
A self-guided and reflective tool that is inclusive of evidence-based practices, risk and protective factors and coping skills specific to LGBTQ+ youth for educators to utilize when developing and evaluating their own curriculum and informational products, to ensure they are being intentional with their inclusion and support of LGBTQIA+ youth.
This guide will introduce the concept of “Restorative Prevention,” a mental framework for rethinking our approach to community-based substance misuse prevention efforts. The goal of this framework is to build healthy communities through a process of systemic equity that restores communities to a state better than they once were. I will define terms and key concepts as a proposed foundation for adopting restorative and equity-centered practices, particularly among those demographics that existing health and prevention systems are failing to serve or support.
A resource for prevention providers that will showcase the importance of working with the LGBTQ+ community, how to launch queer-inclusive programming in a meaningful way, and collect inclusive data around sexual orientation and gender identity. The guidance document includes state-specific infographics for all of New England.