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Carolina Mental Health Colloquium

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Identity, Cultural Awareness and How to Support One Another

Join us for an afternoon of expert talks and interactive breakout sessions, building upon the discussion and suggestions from last semester's Mental Health Seminar series and kicking off our fall semester series of mental health seminars. This colloquium will center discussion on three topics:

  • Practicing Cultural Awareness and Humility, presented by Leah Cox, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer
    • How do we recognize, observe, and become conscious of the similarities and differences among and between cultural identity groups? How do our own cultural influences impact our values, beliefs and judgement that affect how we interact and work with people from a variety of backgrounds? Let’s discuss how we can increase awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity to work more effectively across our campus community.
  • Trauma-Informed Engagement in the Community, presented by April Parker, Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work
    • Trauma-informed care has been widely recognized as an approach that has the potential to reduce harm and re-traumatization of individuals involved in systems such as behavioral healthcare, criminal justice, education, and housing. Can a trauma-informed approach be effective when we seek to engage with communities who have experienced collective trauma? During this interactive presentation you will learn about what community trauma is; principles that guide engagement in communities; and strategies that can promote community healing and resilience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group dialogue to reflect on the connection between historical trauma, how and why we engage with communities.
  • Mental Health and Identity These sessions — intended for attendees who identify as members of these communities and those who want to support them — will be a safe space for participants to learn, listen and share. Breakout Sessions include:
    • Mental Health in Latinx Communities – Facilitator Theresa Flores, MSW, LCSW 
    • Mental Health in Asian Communities – Facilitator Misha Mohan, Psy.D.
    • Mental Health in Black Communities – Facilitated by Sophia Davis, MSW, LCSW and Faye Hobgood, MSW, LCSW
    • Mental Health in American Indian Communities – Facilitator Alicia Freeman, LCMHC, LCAS-A
    • Mental Health in LGTBIQ Communities – Facilitator Terri Phoenix, PhD
    • Mental Health and People with Disabilities – Facilitator Simon Bloor, MAEd, PGDip, PGCert

Register here to attend this Zoom webinar.

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