The webinar series focuses on community-defined practices (CDPs) and promising practices in racial and ethnic communities (Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, African American, and Latino).
It is designed to promote specific strategies, discuss the implementation of effective practices, and discuss how to address systemic change at the local/county level and beyond in terms of creating policy to support CDPs in our communities.
In addition, these webinars will also promote strategies to improve prevention, early intervention and care in racial and ethnic communities using promising practices and CDPs.
La Cultura Cura: Transformational Health and Healing
November 6, 2013
La Cultura Cura, or Cultural-Based Healing, is a method for healing and healthy development which is inextricably linked to restoring one’s true cultural identity as the foundation of well-being for individuals, families, communities and society alike. It employs a multigenerational process of learning and/or remembering one’s true and positive cultural values, principles, customs, and traditions.
Cargas Y Regalos, The Challenges and Culturally Based Strengths of Raza
November 20, 2013
This webinar builds on the culturally based “transformational healing” philosophy as it relates to the “cargas y regalos”, trauma and resiliency of the Chicano/Latino population. It explored the basis of what society views as “mental health” issues from an indigenous cultural viewpoint. The presenters shared the intergenerational impact of internalized oppression and trauma on a person/family living in a society that many times does not understand the dilemma of balancing a bicultural world.
Remedios Y Curaciones, Beyond Treatment to Culturally Based Healing
December 11, 2013
This webinar builds on the philosophy of La Cultura Cura, Transformational Healing by highlighting proven culturally based practices and initiatives. The presenters will provide an overview of how utilizing a balance of traditional and cultural practices with culturally sensitive Western based services can effectively reach and transform an individuals/families overall well-being. It will further emphasize, based on the demographic projections, the imperative of mental health, health, educational and juvenile justice systems to incorporate a philosophy and approach that truly serves the emerging Chicano, Latino and Indigenous populations.
There is no recording but please find the presentation and presenter biographies below.
Paradigm Shift: Health Care Delivery and Access Healing Our Families and Strengthening Our Village
January 8, 2014
The webinar explores the current state of our health care delivery system, with a focus on mental health issues and the black community.
We discuss the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on improving health status of black population, access to health care services including mental health care services, and managing the care of high risk populations. Presenters explore the impact on mental health patients including access to services, Population Health, quality concepts such as Triple Aim and examining the broader definition of the black community as US-born, immigrant-born, bi-racial and multi-cultural/multi-ethnic.
There is no recording currently available for this webinar.
Coping and Resiliency: Healing Our Families and Strengthening Our Village
January 22, 2014
This presentation serves as an introduction to understanding the role of spirituality, specifically related to the Christian faith, within the African American community.
The presenters highlight how spirituality has and continues to be a coping mechanism within the African American community. Our presenters examine the role of historical oppression and present day barriers affecting the African American population, while highlighting coping mechanisms employed across gender and generational lines. During this webinar, the presenters discuss the importance of collaboration between the faith-based community and mental health, for sustained healing and positive outcomes in the African American population.
Reframing Culturally Relevant Practices for African Communities
February 5, 2014
This webinar is intended to increase awareness and sensitivity among service providers as it relates to engaging African descended people living in the United States. The presenters intend to impress upon the audience the striking resilience and resourcefulness of the population and the importance of engaging the African American community from a strength-based perspective as opposed to using a deficit model. While much time has passed since Africans were brought to the US and other continents of the world, African descended people continue to be targeted as a people and are one of the least to seek support through Western society’s traditionally supported avenues. Historical and social factors as well as barriers to seeking and accessing services will be highlighted. Examples of culturally based delivery models will be shared and participants will be encouraged to utilize this as an opportunity to ask questions that will facilitate the learning of all members of the audience.
This initial webinar sets the foundation for a three-part series that presents an overview of the current health status and demographics of Native Americans in California, with an introduction to salient behavior health issues and their linkage to historical and current factors.
This webinar provides a clinician’s perspective on historical trauma and how the enduring factors of violence, substance abuse and suicide are impacting communities today. Trauma informed approaches that use culture, tradition and revival of ceremony are presented as effective Community Based Practice.
This webinar focuses on the dilemma in native communities of funding requirements that necessitate Evidence Based Practice (EBP) programs and the growing move toward community defined wellness practices. These programs are based on cultural strengths and practice.
Outreach & Engagement Practices with Diverse Asian Pacific Islander Communities
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
In this session, presenters highlight salient issues within the diverse Asian Pacific Islander communities. Strategies of outreach and engagement demonstrate the conceptualization of services within the contexts of community and families, incorporating factors such as immigration, trauma, stigma and access to services. Examples from the Innovative Integrated Service Models in California help practitioners re-examine cultural notions of mental health, wellness and recovery.
Intervention within the contexts of Asian Pacific Islander Families and Communities across the Age Span
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
In this session, presenters address cultural considerations for direct practice with Asian Pacific Islander individuals and families. Practice models with children, transitional youth, adult and older adult are discussed with cultural applications of engagement, wellness, coping, resilience and community integration.
Community Defined Practice: Lessons Learned from Caring for Our Families in the Asian Pacific Islander Population
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
This webinar discusses the implementation of evidence-based practices with Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities and why it requires cultural competence and clinical experience. Presenters highlight lessons learned from the development of Community Defined Practices Caring for Our Families with the API population in Los Angeles with recommendations for practitioners, researchers and trainers.