CARE - Multicultural Healing (CARE) is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide holistic, affordable, multiculturally competent mental health education, training, and services. Run by a group of clinical psychologists licensed by the state of California, the organization has four divisions represented by the acronym CARE: Counseling, Assessment services, Research, and Education. We work with other non-profit organizations to offer a truly diverse experience for clients of CARE.
CARE - Multicultural Healing was created with the intent of facilitating the dialogue about the (sometimes awkward) attempts to integrate a multicultural worldview into the mainstream mindset of the field of psychology. We strive to host --not steer or direct -- the conversation about identity, oppression, and understanding. We're engaging this dialogue in multiple ways:
- The Blog - Our bloggers -- all mental health professionals -- are writing about their experiences in school, in the field, and in the therapy room. Read their work and engage with the material! No need to be politically correct, but please do be respectful. Read what Layla, Natalye, Sahar, and Slobodan have to say here.
- Social Networking - CARE's Dr. Lani Chin posts articles about multiculturalism and mental health throughout the week to our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds. Add us to your social networking sites to stay up to date and engage with these dialogues!
- We host free, monthly conversations with the community about multiculturalism. Click here to learn more.
- Bringing awareness to other people and organizations engaging in this dialogue. Check out our events page to see what's going on around town. And if you know of an event you think should be posted here, email us and let us know!
- Our research team is creating a database of all the academic papers written about the intersection of culture and mental health. Cecile, Maureen, and Vanessa are still in the early stage of getting this project off the ground. There will be more to come on this soon!
These are our first attempts to get this conversation started. If you're interested in participating (and we really hope you are), check out our blogs (please share your throughts in the comment section!), attend one of our events, or volunteer with us. And if you like our cause and think it's a good idea, please donate. We're an ambitious organization with a very small bank account so any and all gifts are very much appreciated.