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Introduction to a Framework for Confronting Racism in Behavioral Health
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Introduction to a Framework for Confronting Racism in Behavioral Health

HELD: Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00am-11:30am (PST)

Overview

Please join us for the webinar, Introduction to a Framework for Confronting Racism in Behavioral Health, the first webinar in the five (5) webinar series, Eliminating Inequities in Behavioral Health Care. The goal of this webinar is to provide a framework that allows for a deeper understanding of ways to confront racism at multiple levels within behavioral health organizations. The target audience for the series includes behavioral health care leadership, administrators and managers, ethnic service managers, peer professionals, clinical supervisors, clinicians/direct care providers, and care managers.

Learning Objectives include:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss and differentiate between four different levels of racism in the behavioral health treatment setting that can be addressed to create equitable access to behavioral services for Black, indigenous and persons of color.
  2. Participants will be able to apply at least one framework for recognizing and addressing the range of factors that perpetuate racism in the behavioral health treatment setting to create equitable access to quality behavioral health services for Black, indigenous and persons of color.
  3. Participants will be able discuss the two levels of cultural responsiveness in the behavioral health treatment setting for improving behavioral health outcomes among Black, indigenous and persons of color.

Presenters

Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V, Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at the County of Marin. An experienced clinician and an innovative thought-leader and strategist, Dr. Africa is passionate about integrating effective culturally responsive practices into the core functioning of County health services. An activist and a storyteller at heart, Jei believes that love and justice are essential ingredients in helping people thrive and collectively transforming communities.

 

Adèle James is the founder and CEO of Adèle James Consulting Inc. (www.adelejamesconsulting.com). She brings more than 20-years experience in public, non-profit and philanthropic sectors, including 11 years in foundation grant making with three California based foundations. Over the past 20 years, she has managed multi-subject grant portfolios throughout California. She brings a comprehensive expertise as a funder, organizational development consultant, university faculty member, and executive coach. Her services include program planning and design, participatory action research, meeting facilitation, training, executive coaching, assessment and implementation of organizational equity and inclusion practices. As part of the Mental Health Services Act’s Statewide Prevention & Early Intervention Initiatives’ $140 million disbursement, Adèle co-facilitated the proposal review process, developed recommendations for grantee capacity building, as well as designed, facilitated a two-day orientation for awardees. Her portfolio also includes working with a collaborative of 9 family resource centers to design and implement a Cultural Responsiveness Action Plan based on the National Cultural & Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards, and development of an accompanying Cultural Responsiveness Toolkit.

A native of Trinidad, West Indies, Adèle is passionate about improving programs and systems to serve increasingly diverse communities. Adèle loves the adventure of international travel and is working on a forthcoming book of stories and photography of the work of artists and artisans in Trinidad & Tobago (www.middlepassagearts.com). Adèle holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MA from Stanford University in International Development Education.  

Handouts

Webinar 1 Slides

American Psychiatric Association Mental Health Disparities by Race

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