What:On Saturday February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 an online free series of educational sessions will be offered online to address Mental Health in the Black Community. Mental health experts, faith leaders, parents, community leaders and stakeholders will address a number of topics of interest including: stigma, cultural provider bias, the criminalization of mental health in communities of color, trauma and losses related to covid-19, increasing the pool of black mental health professionals, social and emotional impact of trauma on children over the last year,limited access to culturally responsive crisis services, engaging diverse populations -LGTBQ, Older Adults, Black Males and Children and Youth.
When:Saturday February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 10:00am-11:30am EST
Where: Free onlinewebinarvia zoom and streamed live on Face Book. Register atwww.tinyurl.com/bipocparentor watch live on FB pageBIPOC Parent & Caregiver Mental Health Movement | Facebook
Who:Sara Taylor is a parent mental health advocate who leads Partners In Community Development BIPOC PEEEEEK project in Upstate, NY. BIPOPC PEEEEEEKisBlack, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC )ParentsElevating their voice toEducate andEmpowerEach other toEliminate disparities and inequities in services related to theEmotional Health of ourKids.The project focuses on addressing mental health in communities of color and combatting the stigmas associated with mental health. (www.bipocparentvoice.org). Other sponsors and partners include: Common Ground Health, CCSI, Hillside Family of Agencies, Bestself Behavioral Health, People Inc., Black Physicians Network, Families Together of New York State and more than 20 other community and faith-based organizations from Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.
Speakers and Topics each week:
February 5thMental Health in the Black Community:Historical Perspective,Cultural Values, Stigma, Suicide and Opportunities
February 12thThe Impact of the 2 pandemics: Covid-19 & Racism and Managing Chronic Health Issues, Loss, Grief and Trauma
February 19thDiversity of Perspectives and Needs: Children, Black Males, Older Adults, Justice Involvedand LGBTQ
February 26thSocial Determinants, Education, Engagement and System Change: Where dowe go from here?