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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.

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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

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

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

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

MY MISSION AS AN INSTRUCTOR IS THREEFOLD:

• to promote positive, engaging learning were every person feels safe to express and explore

• to spark enthusiasm in every person by providing a different perspective

• to provide a strong foundation for lifelong learning as well as relationship building.

To accomplish this, I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, and life experiences that offers diverse cultural perspectives.

Gaining a better understanding of mental health and the developmental journey can help you understand how to serve teens in a culturally responsive way.

I deliver information to audiences without judgment or criticism. Participants are able to gain awareness, insights, and engage in reflections. I enjoy applying a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing cognitive functioning, learning theory, and life experiences that offers diverse cultural perspectives.

As a result of working with me, teens, parents, educators, clinicians, and other workshop participants have opportunities to learn, grow, and apply the knowledge they acquire in my training and workshops to promote healthy living and healthy relationships.

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