AACAP Official Action - Practice Parameter for Cultural Competence in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Practice

Andres J. Pumariega, M.D., Eugenio Rothe, M.D., Ayesha Mian, M.D., Lee Carlisle, M.D., Claudio Toppelberg, M.D., Toi Harris, M.D., Rama Rao Gogineni, M.D., Sala Webb, M.D., Jacqueline Smith, M.D., and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Committee on Quality Issues (CQI) 

The United States faces a rapidly changing demographic and cultural landscape, with its population becoming increasingly multiracial and multicultural. In consequence, cultural and racial factors relating to mental illness and emotional disturbances deserve closer attention and consideration. This Practice Parameter outlines clinical applications of the principle of cultural competence that will enable child and adolescent mental health clinicians to better serve diverse children, adolescents, and their families.

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