Diversity & Health Equity Education

Other Vulnerable Populations

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Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Jewish Americans in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Anti-Semitism—hostile or discriminatory acts or thoughts towards Jews—has existed in the U.S. for centuries, and although anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. have overall decreased since World War II and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, from 2016 to 2018 there was a 48% increase in anti-Semitic incidents.

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Mental Health Facts for Muslim Americans

Nearly one-third of Muslim Americans perceived discrimination in healthcare settings; being excluded or ignored was the most frequently conveyed type of discrimination. Religious discrimination against Muslims is associated with depression, anxiety, subclinical paranoia, and alcohol use.

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Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Muslims in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Oftentimes, Islamophobia adds to already existing layers of trauma particularly for Muslims who have immigrated to the U.S. seeking safety from conflict-heavy regions of the world.

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Mental Health Facts for Refugees, Asylum-seekers, and Survivors of Forced Displacement

Worldwide, over 65 million persons are currently displaced by war, armed conflict, or persecution, the majority of whom are located in low- and lower-middle-income countries. Globally, half of the refugees live in unstable and insecure situations.

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Challenges in Treating Undocumented Immigrants

One framework to analyze the effect of immigration laws and policies on health services is to identify those restricting access to any services, those granting minimum rights to services, and those granting more than minimum rights to services. The participant will analyze barriers (e.g., individual biases, language differences, cultural disparities, and legal issues) clinicians may encounter when providing mental health care to undocumented immigrants.

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating Immigrant and Refugee IPV Survivors

Despite the lack of specific research, homicide reviews and analyses have consistently documented an over representation of immigrant and refugee women among IPV-related homicide victims compared to that of U.S.-born women.

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Stress & Trauma Toolkit for Treating Undocumented Immigrants in a Changing Political and Social Environment

Immigration to United States began in the 17th century, and ever since, the country has been the destination for millions of people as they search for a better life.

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Mental Health Facts for Diverse Populations

Most racial/ethnic minority groups overall have similar—or in some cases, fewer—mental disorders than whites. However, the consequences of mental illness in minorities may be long lasting.

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Guide for Psychiatrists Treating IPV Survivors

Although IPV affects individuals across race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background, minority women experience IPV at disproportionately high rates.

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