Cultural and Linguistic Webinar Series

2019-2020 Trainings Available Online:

Talking Gender Identity with a Friend

Jaiden LoveThursday, January 30, 2020, 2:30-4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Jaiden Love As a healer, Jaiden is passionate about others doing their own inner work to be able to live their Truth and happiest life. As an educator, Jaiden strives to give people the tools to treat others with more compassion and respect. The combination of the two allows him to create and hold a safe space for people to reach the ultimate goal of greater connectedness and Love in this world. In 2017, Jaiden published his first book. It is an intimate account of his first year transitioning from female to male. He had every intention of living a stealth life as male until he was shown otherwise. Although he only proclaims to be the expert of his own body and experience, Jaiden has now opened himself and his life up to educate others.
If you have any questions please contact Kelsey Leonard, CLC Coordinator at

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint formaor view the webinar on YouTube.

We Are Not Invisible: Protecting Latina Mental Health in Schools
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 2:30-4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Noelia Rivera-Calderón, Esq. 

Noelia Rivera-Calderón, Esq. (she/her or they/them) is an attorney, former teacher, and Tom Steel Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center. Their work focuses on ensuring safe and supportive learning environments for students, particularly LGBTQ+ students of color. At NWLC, she spearheaded the report “We Are Not Invisible/No Somos Invisibles: Latina Girls, Mental Health, and Philadelphia Schools” and leads ongoing advocacy for Latina mental health in schools at the federal and local levels.
If you have any questions please contact Kelsey Leonard, CLC Coordinator at

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube.  View the We are not Invisible, Latina Girls, Mental Health, and Philadelphia Schools report.

If you have any questions please contact Kelsey Leonard, CLC Coordinator at

Intersectionality Matters!: Mitigating Unconscious Bias and Unintended Racism in Behavioral Health Care

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 2:30-4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Sharon G. E. Washington

Sharon G.E. Washington Consulting, 707-536-1566

Sharon G.E. Washington is renowned for engaging diverse audiences on the complex intersections of race, historical trauma, social inequality and justice, and the impact of these factors on health outcomes. An award-winning educator, Sharon creates and instructs trainings reflecting the deliberate use of educational settings as safe spaces for healing from the social and cultural trauma of racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression that limit the capacity of the human spirit, so that learners may use that power to heal the world.

 Additionally, please find the handout from the session. 



Black Men Heal Webinar

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Tasnim Sulaiman

Tasnim Sulaiman is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Marriage & Family Therapist. Tasnim has become passionate about relationship issues as well as men’s issues and the importance of men seeking therapy for mental wellness. This passion has led to becoming the founder of Black Men Heal, a mission dedicated to offering free therapy to black men and working to remove the stigma around mental health care. The webinar will explore opportunities for enhancing mental health care for Black Men.

Participants will gain key insights on local movements for mental health care equity in the Black community. Black Men Heal provides safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive spaces for men of color to share their similar struggles, frustrations, fears, questions, and uncertainties around any area of life with their peers. Join us as we learn more about how black men are learning to experience the power of surrounding themselves with other men who are committed to healing.

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube. 


Embracing Diversity: Celebrating National BIPOC (Minority) Mental Health Awareness Month

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Kelsey Leonard, JD

This webinar presented by Kelsey Leonard, JD, Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinator, from the PA Care Partnership, focuses on providing information related Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Attendees learned about Cultural and Linguistic Competence Principles, mental health disparity facing BIPOC communities, learn about anti-racism practices, and discussed initiatives for improving care.

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube

An additional resource from the training the 2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit


Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-Op (BUGs): Therapeutic Gardening for Youth Healing
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2:30-4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Raqueeb Bey

Raqueeb Bey is an urban agriculturalist, community activist, and mother. In addition to BUGs, she founded Mama Africa’s Green Scouts, a gardening and culture program for Black youth and their families. Through her agricultural work, she is a fierce advocate for the well-being of underserved urban black communities.
The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-Op (BUGs) mission is to establish, educate, and assist Black people for sustainability and food sovereignty. For the past 30 years, black Pittsburgh neighborhoods have lacked access to healthy food. We call this situation “food apartheid” because it fully captures the reality of racial discrepancies in food access. We teach our youth how to start healing their mental and physical traumas through the use of herbs, plants, meditation, yoga, and reiki.


Understanding Social Media Bullying, Bias and Microaggressions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Technology has irrevocably changed the way we connect to others. Social media creates virtual spaces in which new forms of bullying arise, and in which technology-mediated communication and expression afford new ways to harm others. Participants will discuss the role and prevalence of social media bullying, bias, and microaggressions and their impact on systems of care. The webinar will explore the culture of social media and the tools for limiting bullying, bias, and microaggressions in our online worlds.

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube.

Culturally Responsive Systems of Care Often Engage The Family First

Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Learn about the distinct cultures of families and the individualized supports to embracing their diversity. Building an authentic family partnership cannot be achieved when a system of care delivery is dominated by one cultural orientation. Participants will develop an approach for improving the integration of the family culture into their system of care work.

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube.

Addressing Unconscious Bias to Create an Inclusive System of Care Webinar

 Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Unconscious bias is defined as the automatic, implicit and instantaneous association of stereotypes or attitudes towards an individual group of people. Participants will learn how unconscious bias influences system of care success while providing pathways to better understand unconscious bias in mental and behavioral health care.

Webinar in PDF/PowerPoint format or view the webinar on YouTube.

Ted Talk Live- Unconscious Bias On YouTube

I Deserve Respect -  Lesson on Cultural Competence on YouTube

I am Farzanna - On Mental Health Under the Weight of Islamophobia #BHeard on YouTube


The CLC Coordinator in collaboration with the CLC Subcommittee developed a 2015 webinar series for PA SOC Counties focusing on current topics in CLC. The series included presentations on:


The CLC Coordinator in collaboration with the CLC Subcommittee developed a 2015 webinar series for PA SOC Counties focusing on current topics in CLC. The series included presentations on:

CLC County Collaborative Presentations

The CLC Coordinator hosted the following County Collaborative Webinars for the PA SOC Partnership. Participants included county representatives, including family, youth, and system partners.

  • Growing Through Partnership and Collaboration: PA SOC Partnership CLC Pilot Project 2.0 – November 2016 (Recording)
  • Engaging Diverse Youth in System of Care – January 2015
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competency 101 – November 2014
  • Cultural and Linguistic Competence Moving Forward With An Eye On Data - April 2013