July is coming to close and we are ready for a slow August, where the CHOW team will be focusing on revamping programming, with intentional care of their mental health, wellness and recovery.
Understanding Black Clients in Mental Health Care
Sat, Aug 5, 2023 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM MDT (online)
To facilitate access to affordable, culturally safe and affirming mental health services to the Black community through education, advocacy, and provision of resources.
To bring awareness that Mental Health issues are a real and significant problem within the Black community and respond by promoting culturally empowering and equitable services.
About this event:
Understanding Black Clients in Mental Health Care, the workshop will equip mental health practitioners and service providers to support clients from a culturally and Africentric perspective.
Mental Health clinicians have been trained to provide service utilizing a Eurocentric framework in service planning and delivery, which have not always proved effective for clients of African descent.
Emerging literature have indicated that there are crucial benefits to incorporating an Africentric framework in service provision when working with clients of African descent; as instilling African values in interventions increases protective factors and build resilience to support recovery.
This workshop will delineate central differences between Africentric and Eurocentric treatment approaches and provide tangible strategies on how to integrate Africentric approaches in their work with clients of African descent.