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Webinar: Cultural Competency: Engaging Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Prevention Education
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Webinar: Cultural Competency: Engaging Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Prevention Education

This webinar will introduce attendees to the definitional and operational dimensions of cultural competence and culturally competent prevention programming for racial and ethnic minorities.

3/7/2019
When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Jerel M. Ezell, MPH, MA
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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This webinar will introduce attendees to the definitional and operational dimensions of cultural competence and culturally competent prevention programming for racial and ethnic minorities. Participants will learn the pillars of successfully defining, creating, implementing, and evaluating culturally competent programming for diverse clients dealing with complex substance use and/or mental health conditions. In addition, participants will learn how to sustainably and reflexively engage workforces around cultural competence, establishing the philosophical infrastructure needed to maintain an ongoing atmosphere of equity, equality and understanding for all clients. 

Who should attend?

This webinar is designed for child welfare and family court staff and stakeholders working with parents in recovery, including clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Presented by:

Jerel Ezell, MPH, MA l is a program implementation specialist and community-based researcher located in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently serving at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine, where he is coordinating a multi-site study funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) which addresses opioid usage and harm reduction programming in southern Illinois. Jerel holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University and is a current doctoral student in sociology at the University of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, Jerel worked at the New York State Psychiatric Institute Center of Excellence for Cultural Competence, where he implemented and evaluated preventive lifestyle interventions for primarily low-income Hispanic and Black individuals. To date, Jerel has served as a researcher and program evaluator on over ten SAMHSA and NIH-funded grants addressing health disparities, psychological trauma and stigma. In addition, he has published and contributed to multiple peer-reviewed articles on the health and wellbeing of racial and ethnic minorities with mental illness and co-morbid substance use and/or chronic conditions. Jerel's work has appeared in The Root, Ethnicity and Disease, Community Mental Health Journal, and the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.

 
CEUs:
2 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #A-001
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676