Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Racial and Ethnic Minority Youth

Practioner guide- explores and offers tips on how identities interact with each other and may produce unique challenges for youths. Some complexities they face include addressing multiple forms of discrimination and the disparities resulting from unequal access to and receipt of services as well as from laws and policies limiting their civil and human rights. An awareness of youths’ intersecting identities should serve as the catalyst for action on the part of the practitioner, and such action should begin with an accurate assessment of the availability and accessibility of relevant and effective services for the individual.