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Upcoming Events

April 2024

Cultivating Emotional Wellness and Racial Healing for African American Students


Presenter: Dr. Batsirai Bvunzawabaya

Description: Race-related stress can impact a student’s ability to focus and excel in their academics. Students of color may face experiences such as the imposter phenomenon, microaggressions, and mental health stigma. As practitioners, being aware of these mental health stressors and being equipped with tools to handle these concerns is imperative in cultivating change.


Learning Objectives:

This workshop will provide practitioners with:

a) information on the types of race-related stressors students might encounter,

b) how faculty and staff can support student physical and emotional well-being, and

c) provide best practices for racial healing.

Contact Name: Pamela Lee
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Addressing Disparities in Access and Utilization of Behavioral health Services Among AA communities


This Evidence Based Practice webinar delves into the disparities in access and utilization of behavioral health services within African American communities. Through a comprehensive exploration of the underlying factors contributing to these disparities including systemic barriers, socioeconomic challenges, and cultural stigmas, participants will gain insights into effective strategies and interventions aimed at bridging the gap.

Roundtable Facilitator: Mr. Cameron Foster, Director of Prevention Services | Addiction Service Council 

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Contact Name: Pamela Lee
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May 2024

Words Matter Wednesdays: A Series on Advancing Equity Through Language

5/1/2024 - 5/29/2024

In collaboration with the other Centers of Excellence join us for a series in May that will explore equitable terminology that promotes social justice for populations where language hsa often been used to shame individuals, patronize, enforce, prejudice,or limit visibility.


Each session will provide updated language that helps advance equity within their population of focus. We encourage behavioral health professionals and those who interact, work, and write about these indiviauals, including other Centers of Excellence, Technology Transfer Centers, and other administering programs aimed at increasing access to mental health care to attend. 


Together, we hope to move forward in advancing equity through language.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024: 3:00-4:00 pm EST: Promoting Equity when Speaking About, and with, Families

Presenters: National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC)


Wednesday, May 8, 2024: 3:00-4:00 pm EST: Promoting Equity for Black and African American Populations

Presenters: African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence


Wednesday, May 15, 2024: 3:00-4:00 pm EST: Promoting Equity for Older Adult Populations

Presenters: E4 Center, Center of Excellence for Behavioral health Disparities in Aging


Wednesday, May 22, 2024: 3:00-4:00 pm EST: Promoting Equity for LGBTQIA2S+ Populations

Presenters: Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity


Wednesday, May 29, 2024: 3:00-4:00 pm EST: Promoting Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Populations

Presenters: The AANHPI 'Ohana Center of Excellence


Contact Name: Pamela Lee
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