Culture & Mental Health

As we work toward reducing stigmas around mental illness, people from more diverse backgrounds will become more willing to accept services. Providers must be better culturally equipped to serve clients from backgrounds different from their own.

Beyond Pathology

As we work toward reducing stigmas around mental illness, people from more diverse backgrounds will become more willing to accept services. Providers must be better culturally equipped to serve clients from backgrounds different from their own.

Many times individuals find it difficult to explore culture without being overwhelmed with feelings of guilt, shame, superiority, inferiority, and frustration.

This interactive workshop is designed as a safe forum to help participants navigate uncomfortable discussions around culture while examining their own biases and assumptions that can impede their ability to provide culturally responsive care to all clients.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Explore our definitions of culture
  • Examine messages that have informed our personal values and values implicit in program practices
  • Consider additional ways to promote culturally responsive care
When Kids Push Back

In this workshop participants will:

  • Define oppositional and defiant (push back) behavior
  • Identify strategies to help promote positive engagement with students
When Stress Becomes Toxic: Tips for Self-Care in the School Environment

In this workshop participants will:

  • Explore good stress, bad stress
  • Examine their own self-care habits
  • Create a plan to increase self-care
Teaching the Highly Distracted Impulsive Child

In this workshop participants will:

  • Impulsivity and Distractibility in Adolescents
  • Symptoms and Behaviors
  • What Can Teachers/Staff Do
How Trauma Impacts Learning

In this workshop participants will:

  • Define Trauma
  • Trauma Facts for Educators
  • Survival Brain vs Learning Brain
  • Trauma and the Middle School Student
  • Suggestions for Educators
What to Do when Kids Appear Sad and Depressed

In this workshop participants will:

  • Depression in Adolescents
  • Symptoms and Behaviors
  • What Can Teachers/Staff Do
Adverse Childhood Experiences—ACEs and It’s Impact on our Children

In this workshop participants will:

  • What are ACEs
  • The Resilience Factor
  • What Teachers Need to Know
You Gotta Go There to Know There

In this workshop participants will:

  • Discuss cultural barriers to accepting mental health services
  • Explore our assumptions of families and staff
  • Identify ways to build supportive relationships with families from diverse cultures
Teens & Suicide

In this workshop participants will:

  • Discuss and define mental health and mental illness
  • Explore facts and stigmas about suicide
  • Discuss warning signs and protective strategies
  • Share resources and strategies
  • Next steps
Beyond the Blues

In this workshop participants will:

  • What does mental illness look like
  • A closer look at depression
  • Suicide
  • Who should help
  • There is hope
  • Resources for parents, teachers & counselors

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, you can talk to a trained professional immediately through one of these hotlines:

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