In honor of National Black History Month

Black Mental Health Matters: Microtrauma and Microaggressions in Communities of Color Part I

Black Mental Health Matters is a two-part webinar facilitated by Dr. Eunice Peterson, a board-certified Adult, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. The webinar is an interactive presentation with a Q&A session designed to provide participants with an understanding of how racism impacts mental health.

PART I: Dr. Peterson will present information on the history of racism in healthcare, the stigma of mental healthcare in communities of color, and the impact of microtraumas and microaggressions on the mental health/wellness in communities of color. Part I of this webinar program will focus on how the history of racism impacts the delivery and accessibility of mental health care in communities of color. While
both Part I and Part II of “Black Mental Health Matters” are open to all participants, Part I of the series will provide insights specific to healthcare providers and the staff that support them.

PART I

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the history that informs the barriers to seeking mental healthcare in the Black community/communities of color and to learn some of the ways in which racism impacts mental health.
  • Describe the key determinants of racial equity in delivering mental health services and to sensitize healthcare professionals to the equity challenges across race in mental health services.
  • Identify ways in which police brutality and other forms of institutional racism impact the mental health in the Black community and communities of color.
  • Provide patient/patient communities and mental healthcare providers with insights into how micro trauma and microaggressions (related to racism) impact mental health.
  • How black mental health matters micro trauma and microaggressions (related to racism) impact the mental health of students in the classroom.

Black Mental Health Matters: Microtrauma and Microaggressions in Communities of Color Part I 

Webinar Air Date: February 11, 2021, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Presenter: Dr. Eunice Peterson

 

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