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August 2007Vol. 8, No. 7Adapting Services for Underserved Populations

"Effective Interventions for Underserved Populations" is the topic of the Summer 2007 issue of Focal Point, published by the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health at Portland State University. While evidence-based practice is increasingly emphasized in the field, examining the effectiveness of programs adapted for specific populations is often overlooked. The articles in this issue describe creative strategies for tailoring interventions and programs to respond to the unique needs of historically underserved populations. Some of the populations and services addressed include:

  • Parenting training and family-centered services for American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families
  • Treatment of co-occurring disorders in Hispanic youth
  • Culturally competent foster care for African-American children
  • Telemedicine for rural populations

Download the complete issue on the center's website: (PDF - 2007 KB)