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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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Cultural Humility

ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: How Racism, Socioeconomic Status, & Stress Affect Mental Health: And What We Can Do About It

An overview of the ways in which multiple aspects of racism combine with socioeconomic status (SES) and psychosocial stressors to affect physical and mental health. It also describes the added
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Racism and Mental Health

Royal College of Psychiatrists position statement.
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Combating Bias and Stigma Related to COVID-19

American Psychological Association guidance for avoiding xenophobia.

The Nurse’s Role in Addressing Discrimination: Protecting and Promoting Inclusive Strategies in Practice Settings, Policy, and Advocacy

American Nurses Association position statement.
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Minority Fellowship Program: Discussing Culture using Experiences in the Training Relationship Webinar

SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program: Discussing Culture using Experiences in the Training Relationship Webinar

Working with African American/Black Patients

American Psychiatric Association presents this webinar including historical context and best practices.
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The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope

Anxiety and Depression Association of America presents this webinar on the negative impact of racism on mental health symptoms for people of color.
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Complicating the Nature of the Individual in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

APNA Annual Conference Session Recording: This presentation introduces recent multidisciplinary research on neurobiological and social factors that influence individual trauma variability to help improve the trauma-informed care employed by
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Social Determinants of Health: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Mental Health and Whole Health Care

Participants will be introduced to a unique approach to improve their ability to effectively address social determinants of health, such as poverty and discrimination, with patients. Faculty from the University
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Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Culture

Two 20-minute presentations: I'm Not Crazy! Destigmatizing Schizophrenia in the African American Community; Empirical Validation of the Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Sensitivity Scale
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Trauma Competencies and Culture: Embracing Diversity

Drawing on cross-cultural multidisciplinary research, this presentation discusses recent evidence on how culture influences the neurobiology, symptoms, and treatment of trauma with the goal of helping psychiatric nurses develop
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Creating Conversations on Justice

TEDxBrownUniversity presents Tricia Rose, Creating Conversations on Justice