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Treatment, Prevention & Services Publications

CSAT - Recovery Month Webcast

Recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs is something we can celebrate throughout the year. But the September observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month provides millions of Americans with a unique opportunity to see and embrace what addiction and recovery mean to families, communities, and people in recovery. In September 2005, hundreds of Recovery Month events were held across the country to celebrate recovery and highlight the fact that addiction is treatable and recovery is possible.

This program looks at the tremendous educational and awareness raising events conducted in communities large and small as the country came together to heal lives, families and communities. It highlights Recovery Month community forums, walks and runs for recovery, Major League Baseball games, music-based activities, and other events that exemplify that addiction is treatable and recovery is possible.

The webcast is available here.

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse. (2008).Asian American and Pacific Islander Treatment Providers Directory.

This directory provides detailed descriptions of substance abuse and mental health services for AAPIs in California. For each agency included, information on location, services provided, language capabilities, ethnicities served, and fees are listed. The directory also includes a list of support groups available for limited English speaking populations. Agencies are also indexed by language capabilities and area, allowing easy access to finding services depending on the clients' needs.

Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library. For a full-text of the directory, please click here.

Asian American Federation of New York. (2003). A Resource Directory of Human Services for Asian Americans in Metropolitan New York.

This Directory profiles select health and human service organizations for Asian Americans in the metropolitan New York City area. It also contains listings of community resources, national APA organizations, and community press and media organizations.

This publication can be accessed and ordered at www.aafny.org/directory/new/default.asp.

Barreto, R. M. & Segal, S. P. (2005). Use of Mental Health Services by Asian Americans. Psychiatric Services, 56:746-748, June 2005.

This study explored the use of mental health services by Asian Americans and other ethnic populations in California. East Asians were found to use more services than Southeast Asians, Filipinos, other Asians, Caucasians, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans. The findings suggest that aggregating Asian subpopulations into a single group in services research is no longer appropriate. Attention needs to be placed on the needs of Southeast Asians and other Asians, whose service use patterns approximate those of the traditionally most underserved groups, e.g. African Americans and Latinos.

This publication can be accessed and order at ps.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/56/6/746.

California Department of Alcohol & Drug Programs. (2002). Treatment Works!(Publication number: ADP-02-3485) Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs Data Management Services Section.

A complete directory to help find alcohol and drug abuse treatment services throughout California. Includes not only contact information, but a detailed chart of services such as programs specifically designed for youth, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Relapse Prevention, or Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender.

This publication is available to view online at www.adp.cahwnet.gov/PDF/txworks.pdf. This publication can be ordered at no charge at www.adp.cahwnet.gov/feedback/contact4.asp?rn=7.

Chin, J. (2001). Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders: Assessing the Unmet Needs for Mental Health Services CMHS Contract#: OM5742). Unpublished document.

This study is a detailed assessment of the unmet needs of the AAPI community in terms of mental health services and asks if the public, state, and federal mental health systems are adequately serving the mental health needs of AAPIs. The second focus of the study is on the cultural competency of state mental health systems to enable them to be responsive to the unique needs of API communities. Includes focus group data with mental health providers, consumers, community advocates and leaders from the AAPI community and AAPI state mental health personnel from 8 states.

This publication is available to view online at www.culturalcompetence2.com/asian.html. To order the full report, e-mail CEOServices@yahoo.com. Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Chow, J. (2002). Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health and Substance Abuse Agencies: Organizational Characteristics and Service Gaps.Administration and Policy in Mental Health30(1).

Documents organizational service characteristics of community-based ethnic-specific service agencies in AAPI communities nationwide and identifies areas of need. Among the key findings was the need for more diversified mental health and substance abuse services, particularly for emerging AAPI groups.

Subscriptions or order of back issues to Administration and Policy in Mental Health can be made online at www.kluweronline.com/issn/0894-587X/contents. Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Chow, J. (2003). Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Mental Health Services in Poverty Areas. American Journal of Public Health93(5).

This study examines racial/ethnic disparities in mental health service access and use at different poverty levels by comparing demographic and clinical characteristics and service use patterns of Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians living in low-poverty and high-poverty areas. Results show that residency in a poor neighborhood moderates the relationship between race/ethnicity and mental health services access and use.

Subscription and reprint order information is available online at www.ajph.org/ Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Marshall, G. N., Schell, T. L., Elliott, M. N., Berthold, M., & Chun, C. (2005). Mental Health of Cambodian Refugees Two Decades After Resettlement in the United States. The Journal of American Medical Association294(5): 571-579.

A study funded by the NIH, NIMH, and NIAAA, found that most Cambodian refugees who resettled in the U.S. remain traumatized, with 62% reporting posttraumatic stress disorder and 51% reporting depression in the past year, six to seventeen times the national average for adults.

This article reports on the findings of a survey done on the nation's largest Cambodian community in Long Beach, California.

For abstracts of the article, see jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/294/5/571.

Migration Policy Institute (MPI). (2004). Putting Data to Work for Immigrants and Communities.

The primary purpose of this publication is to promote the use of data by groups that work with or on behalf of immigrants in order to strengthen their advocacy, research, and internal management capacity.

This publication can be downloaded from the Internet atwww.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/PUTTINGDATATOWORK.pdf.

National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse. (2001).Asian American Pacific Islander Substance Abuse Needs Assessment Project.

This report identifies and constructs profiles of the parts of the AAPI substance abuse and mental health process as it exists in communities today. These profiles are created in order to identify several objectives toward the overall goal of improving substance abuse and mental health services for these populations and prioritizing AAPI health and human services needs.

Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (1999). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (NIH Publication No. 99-4180).

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is an effective guide to understanding various approaches to drug addiction treatment. The principles outlined in the publication provide a framework through which to understand treatment options. Includes references and additional resources for further information on treatment approaches.

This publication is available to view online at 165.112.78.61/PODAT/PODATindex.html. This publication can be ordered at no charge online at store.health.org/catalog/productDetails.aspx?ProductID=15565. Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Philleo, J., Brisbane, L., & Epstein, L. G., eds. (1997). Cultural Competence in Substance Abuse Prevention. National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

This guide is specifically designed for alcohol and drug abuse (A/D) professionals working with racial and culturally-diverse communities. The book provides A/D professionals with the knowledge and strategies they need to become more culturally competent. It demonstrates how to integrate cultural competence and an A/D curriculum and how to develop highly effective prevention messages and treatment modalities within a cultural context.

The editors examine five major cultural groups - Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders - and provide culturally sensitive treatment recommendations. A chapter focuses on sexual diversity in a cultural context when considering prevention and treatment for gays and lesbians.

Available through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 750 First St NE, Ste 700, Washington, DC 20002-4241; 202-408-8600.

Special Service for Groups. Asian Pacific Alcohol Peer Consultation and Training Project Needs Assessment.

The target population of the Needs Assessment for the Asian Pacific Alcohol Peer Consultation and Training Project included those who are at-risk for alcohol problems from six Asian Pacific groups (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Pilipino and Southeast Asian). Sociodemographic characteristics and associated psychosocial factors were assessed for this at-risk group.

This publication is available online at paadp.org/needassestment.pdf. Available at the Los Angeles office NAPAFASA resource library.

Zane, N., Sue, S., Chang, J., Huang, L., Huang, J., Lowe, S., et al. (2005). Beyond ethnic match: Effects of client-therapist cognitive match in problem perception, coping orientation, and therapy goals on treatment outcomes.Journal of Community Psychology33(5): 569-585.

This study examined the outcome effects of cognitive match between Asian and white outpatient clients and their therapists. Many clinicians believe that one hindrance to the treatment of ethnic minority clients is that therapists and clients may not share common assumptions and attitudes about therapy and about the problems that are presented in treatment.

The study investigated client-therapist similarity in their perceptions of the presenting problem, coping orientation, and expectations about treatment goals. This study constituted a more rigorous test of the cognitive match hypotheses in that it was prospective in nature, used separate and independent sources for the cognitive predictors, employed multiple outcome measures, and focused on specific attitudes and perceptions that are salient and relevant to treatment. Cognitive match on treatment goals was predictive of session impact. Moreover, cognitive matches in avoidant coping orientation and in perceived distress associated with interpersonal problems were predictive of certain treatment outcomes. The findings may help explain why clients matched on ethnicity with their therapists tend to stay longer in treatment and do better in psychotherapy.

Abstract for this article is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/110571050/ABSTRACT. Full text can also be purchased at this website.