22. July 2019 - 18:30 till 20:30
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Mind Matters: Cultural Competence in Mental Health Services | Pat Hayes Education And Conference Center | Monday, 22. July 2019

Studies show that people of color and those who speak languages other than English are under-represented in social work and mental health professions—not only in Texas, but across the United States. As a result, these individuals are far less likely to receive effective mental health services that meet their cultural and linguistic needs. Join us for a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of building a culturally competent mental health workforce. This free event is co-hosted by the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network and the National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas.

Courtney Bailey | Director of Issues & Engagement, Leadership Austin

Tarik Daniels | Executive Director, Whatsinthemirror?

Ramey Ko | Mental Health Consumer and President, Austin Asian Community Health Initiative, Inc

Salimah Shamsuddin | Program Officer, Texas Refugee Wellness

Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa | Associate Dean of Counseling, Austin Community College

Vicky Coffee (moderator) | Program Manager, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

This is a great opportunity to hear from community experts with deep learning and wide-ranging experience on minority mental health. Feel free to forward this invitation to others.
Refreshments will be provided courtesy of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network. Enter through Dell Children’s main entrance and check in at security. Free and open to the public with free parking available.

Mind Matters, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates together to share information, tools and experience with the goal of advancing our community’s understanding of mental illness and increasing awareness of the resources available.