You must complete the following courses before accessing this resource:
To access the above courses, you need to check your eligibility and how to register/enrol.
This resource is a guidance document for health providers working in a mental health context with CALD children and adolescents and their families from Asian, Middle Eastern and African backgrounds
The purpose of this resource is to support primary health, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), child and family services, and youth health services and practitioners to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to provide culturally appropriate mental health care to CALD children and young people and their families.
The aim is to:
Promote culturally appropriate mental health services and support for CALD children, adolescents and their families.
Improve health practitioner’s understanding of cultural:
explanatory models of health and illness
cultural perceptions of mental health disorders
somatic presentations and culture-bound syndromes
Culturally appropriate approaches to assessing and treating children and adolescents with mental health disorders and their families.
Provide culturally appropriate assessment and screening tools for CALD children and adolescents and their families.
Learn how to engage and collaborate with CALD children, adolescents and families to achieve good outcomes.
Waitematā District Health Board
Additionally, it is highly recommended that the readers of this resource will:
Additional valuable information on working in a culturally competent way with migrants, refugees and interpreters can be found in the following CALD courses and supplementary resources:
Supplementary resources with culture-specific information, case scenarios, tips, guidelines and approaches to supplement the above courses:
To access the above courses you need to check your eligibility and how to register/enrol.
Published: August 2018, by Waitemata District Health Board, eCALD® Services.
Authors: Dr Annette Mortensen and Sue Lim
ISBN 978-0-473-40221-1 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-473-40222-8 (PDF)
Suggested citation: Waitemata DHB, eCALD® Services (2018). CALD Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resource. Auckland: WDHB, eCALD® Services.
© Waitematā District Health Board (WDHB).