PUSHING MENTAL HEALTH
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MICOP's anti-domestic violence and mental health outreach program
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SURVEY
Please join us in learning the results of our survey of 1,000 indigenous immigrant women living in Ventura County. We are proud to have performed this study in partnership with UCLA's Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research
School of Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. We hope
the results will be useful to you in your work. Please also read the
article below about the study. Enjoy!
Survey results - click on the following link to download the:
Data from Needs Assessment Final Survey Results
Please download the matching poster to the results at: Building Mixtec Community Capacity to Address Breast Health
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Magazine article: Speaking Their Language
Resolution for Respect of Indigenous Peoples
For the School Districts of the Oxnard Plains
Whereas mutual respect for all cultures and ethnicities is a key to healthy communities;
Whereas student success and achievement is greatly enhanced in an environment which actively promotes such mutual respect and embraces cultural diversity;
Whereas 20,000 residents of Ventura County who speak Mixteco regularly face bullying and denigration of their culture and language through the use of words such as “Oaxaquita” and “Indito;”
Whereas the Mixteco-speaking population has come together through MICOP’s “No me llames Oaxaquita” campaign to combat such bullying and its effects on our young people;
Be it resolved that:
Our School District resolves to prohibit the use of the denigrating terms “Oaxaquita” and “Indito” in its institution.
Our School District will promote a climate of cultural respect and diversity by supporting the formation of an anti-bullying committee consisting of administrators, teachers, students, parents and community members. This committee will monitor problems relating to bullying and will make recommendations for promoting a respectful environment. It is anticipated and desirable that representatives from all ethnicities, cultural groups, and sexual orientations will participate in the district committee.
Our School District will promote Mexican Indigenous History within their curriculum.