Race, a socially constructed category, continues to have a profound impact on the physical and mental health of African Americans. This training will describe health disparities disproportionately experienced by Black/African American people that are rooted in racism and inequities in social determinants of health. The training will also provide evidence-based strategies for working with African Americans.
1. Describe health disparities disproportionately experienced by Blacks/African Americans that are rooted in racism and inequities in social determinants of health
2. Explain differences between Blacks/African Americans and other populations in the rates of behavioral healthcare access, diagnosis, utilization, and treatment
3. Describe best practices for evaluating current clinical practices
4. Discuss strategies for engaging patients, families, and communities in behavioral health promotion and treatment
5. Explain examples of evidence-based interventions in clinical and non-clinical community settings to combat racism, reduce stigma, and improve behavioral health of Black/African American people
Mental health workers, mental health professionals
Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.