Resources for Diversity

Table of Contents:
Black History Month
Anti-racism Resources
APA Resources
Ethnic Communities
Ethnic Psychological Associations
Federal Resources
LGBTQ2-S Resources
State of Michigan Resources
University Resources
Geropsychology Resources

Resources for Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Elderly Populations

Black History Month

Go HERE to access powerful, oral histories of African Americans.  Watch these interviews & biographies of African Americans, not only during Black History Month, but throughout the year!

Celebrate Black History Month with Local Events in the Detroit Area!

Check out the "Ultimate Guide to Black History Month in Detroit!"

Black History Month Salute to Black Patriots via the American Veteran Center.

Celebrate Black History Month with The Wright!

A People's Journey, a Nation's Story via the National Museum of African American History & Culture!

February is African American History Month!

To learn more about raising children who embrace race & are advocates for racial justice, check out this WEBINAR from the Parent Teacher Association.

Black History Month Resource Guide for Educators & Families.

Black Mental Health Matters!  Check out these resources today!

Anti-Racism Resources

Resources related to MPA's Pledges in Support of Black Lives Matter

This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources

Explore the #ShutdownSTEM resource materials

Anti-Racism for white individuals

If you would like to learn about racial trauma and healing, please consider the 2019 American Psychologist Special Issue, by guest editors Drs. Lillian Comas-Diaz, Gordon Nagayama Hall, Helen Neville, and Anne Kazak.

APA Resources

Council Policy Manual

APA Diversity Handbook

Resolution on Religious, Religion-based, or Religion-derived Prejudice

Monitor Articles on Diversity Issues

Office on Aging

Children, Youth, and Families


Socioeconomic Status Office

Women’s Program

APA Guidelines and Policy Statements – Diversity Issues

APA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns

APA Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

APA OEMA Guidelines, Policy Statements, and Resolutions

Voices for Health-Language and Culture Solutions

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Michigan Coalition for Dead, Deaf Blind, and Hard of Hearing People

Michigan Department of Civil Rights Deaf and Hard of Hearing Division

National Association for the Deaf Position Statement on Mental Health Services

Hearing Loss in Older Adults—Its Effect on Mental Health

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc.

Michigan Deaf Association

Michigan Hands and Voices

The Arc Michigan

Ethnic Communities

Arab American and Chaldean Council (Southeast)

The Asian Center

Chinese Association of West Michigan


American Indian Health and Family Services

Michigan Urban Indian Centers and Programs

Ethnic Psychological Associations

Asian American Psychological Association

National Latina/o Psychological Association

Association of Black Psychologists

Society of Indian Psychologists

Federal Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Cultural Competency Resources

A Patient-Centered Guide to Implementing Language Access Services in Healthcare Organizations

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care 

Diversity Rx

Diversity Rx Updates from Around the World

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Listserv

Tutorial: Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care

National Center for Cultural Competence

LGBTQIA2S+ Resources

MPA Diversity, Inclusion and Social Responsibility Committee created a fact sheet re: Youth Inclusion in School Sports; please read as anti-transgender legislation is being introduced throughout the nation.  

American Psychological Association: Transgender  

APA Guidelines for Practice with Sexual Minority Persons

APA Division 44 (Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity) Resources

APA LGBTQ Advocacy Resources

Indian Health Service 2-Spirit Resources

WPATH and their Standards of Care v8

AASECT Position on the Rights and Dignities of Asexual Individuals


GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality

National Association of LGBTQ+ Addiction Professionals (NALGAP)

National LGBTQIA Health Education Center

To Share with LGBTQIA2S+ Children/Adolescents & Their Parents:

Stand with Trans

Ruth Ellis Center

The Trevor Project

InterACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth


PFLAG Detroit

Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health

Lead with Love

Advocates for Youth

Gender Spectrum

To Share with LGBTQIA2S+ Community & Allies:

Transgender Michigan

Trans LifeLine

LGBT Detroit

R&R Space Shelter for Transgender Persons

The Ace and Aro Advocacy Project

National LGBT Cancer Network

SAGE Metro Detroit

Grand Rapids Pride Center


Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

State of Michigan Resources
Office of Minority Health

Michigan Department of Community Health

Health Disparities Reduction & Minority Health Program

To obtain additional information, please call the Resource Center at 1-800-444-6472.

University Resources

Eastern Michigan University African American Studies Program

Eastern Michigan University Center for Multicultural Affairs

Grand Valley State University Office of Multicultural Affairs

University of Michigan

Geropsychology Resources


Society for Clinical Geropsychology (APA Divison 12, Section II)

APA Office on Aging

APA Division 20: Adult Development and Aging

Resources for Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Elderly Populations

APA Guidelines: What Mental Health Practitioners Should Know about Working with Older Adults

APA Multicultural Aging and Mental Health Resource Guide

APA: Multicultural Competence in Geropsychology

Miscellaneous Resources

Sue, D., & Sue, D. M. (2007). Foundations of counseling and psychotherapy: Evidence-based practices for a diverse society. John Wiley & Sons.

Mead, H., Cartwright-Smith, L., Jones, K., Ramos, C., Woods, K., & Siegel, B. (2008). Racial and ethnic disparities in US health care: A chartbook. New York, NY, The Commonwealth Fund.