Contents: Cultural competence standards in managed care mental health services for four underserved/underrepresented racial/ethnic groups / Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- Monitoring the managed care of culturally and linguistically diverse populations / Tirado, Miguel D. -- Response to "Integrating and coordinating Ministry for Children and Families services in Vancouver : a discussion paper" / Ethnocultural Advisory Committee, Ministry for Children and Families, Vancouver Region -- Cultural assessment facility profile : general scoring guide -- Improving services for people from a non-English-speaking background / Victoria's Mental Health Service (Victoria, Australia) -- A review of the accessibility and responsiveness of NEAMI programs to people of non-English-speaking background / Velanovski, Spase ; North Eastern Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Preston, Australia) -- Procedures for persons of non-English-speaking background / Queensland Transcultural Mental Health -- Objectives / Office of Multicultural Services, California Department of Mental Health
Produced by the People of Downtown Eastside in association with Crossroads Productions
Summary: A unique educational video documentary - made for and by injection drug users. Bill, Lori, Ed and Jacob are active addicts who share their stories and their experience with HIV, and living positive. As they interact with their doctors, nurses, support groups, community agencies, and each other, IV Positive reveals critical information on HIV and harm reduction. . . IV Positive speaks directly to users about the importance of shooting safe, getting tested and learning that HIV is not about death, it's about living
Contents: Getting tested -- What is HIV and AIDS? -- Finding a doctor -- Dealing with meds -- Learning about Hep C -- Eating right -- Food options -- Safe fixing -- Safe sex -- User groups -- Finding a support group -- Seeking recovery -- Staying clean
A group of Vancouver police officers (The Odd Squad) videodocument the lives of drug addicts living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The result is a powerful educational tool to help prevent drug use among young people. Includes interviews with addicts and police officers.
Warning : Contains coarse language and graphic scenes
This video details the lives of eight parents who have experienced mental illness while raising a family. Most of these parents have faced enormous obstacles from homelessness, addictions, legal difficulties and hospitalizations yet have maintained a positive and loving relationship with their children. The video discusses the problems these adults face as people with mental illness and as parents who feel stigmatized by social, legal and familial systems. The people profiled in the video discuss how their illnesses have affected their ability to parent, and describe their commitment to rebuilding their most important relationships
Part of A toolkit for counsellors: helping children whose parents have a mental illness, produced by the Justice Institute of British Columbia for the Vancouver Community Mental Health Service