The project had three main activities corresponding to our major goals:
- Development and evaluation of cultural consultation services
A new Cultural Consultation service was established at the Jewish General Hospital. Specialized cultural consultation services were then evaluated and compared at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital, and Hôpital Jean-Talon.
- Development of information resources for cultural consultations
A database of community organizations, professionals and resource persons with expertise in culture and mental health was prepared and a website for access to this information was created.
- Training mental health professionals for intercultural work
A comprehensive review and systematic comparison of training programs in culture and mental health was conducted and training activities devised for specific groups of practitioners.
In what follows, we describe the specific objectives, methods, and major findings or results from on work on each of these axes.