This course provides an overview of behavioral health issues and best practices when working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) men and boys. Topics include the historical and current motivations for AANHPI immigration to the United States, along with the important differences between Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders relative to other major Asian American groups. The content also addresses reluctance on the part of AANHPI men and boys to use mental or behavioral health services; details a variety of microaggressions against AANHPI males; and explores issues, experiences, and circumstances that affect AANHPI males. Additionally, the content presents programs and strategies to improve AANHPI mental and behavioral health services. The overall goal of this course is to initiate discussion and support for those working with AANHPI men and boys. The content incorporates web-based video clips, two Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publications, and case vignettes. The online posttest must be passed with a score of 80% or better to print a certificate of completion.
This course is designed for social workers and other behavioral health practitioners seeking to enhance and deepen their understanding of best practices in behavioral health with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) men and boys.
After completing this course, readers will be able to do the following:
- Identify historical and current motivations for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) immigration to the United States.
- Identify important differences among major AANHPI groups.
- Identify potential reasons for reluctance on the part of AANHPI men and boys to access and use mental and behavioral health services.
- Identify various types of microaggressions against AANHPI males, along with the distinctions between microaggressions, overt acts of racism, discrimination, harassment, and bullying.