Webinars

Addressing Indiana's Mental Health in Urban and Rural Populations

An exciting  and timely monthly series of webinars focusing on Indiana's mental health issues in rural and urban populations. 

Culturally Competent Mental Health Care 2015-2016

Applicable to any healthcare professional, students, community leaders, policy makers, and administrators, each webinar will feature expert speakers on various mental health issues specific to Indiana's populations. 

Webinars in this series qualify for Category I CEU (continuing education units) for Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy Associates, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselor Associates, Addiction Counselors, and Clinical Addiction Counselors  as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board. 

Webinar Attendee Tips
  1. Be sure to use a headset or earbuds and test your sound before the webinar begins. 
  2. Use wired (not WiFi) Internet to connect to the webinar. 
  3. Please note that recorded webinars require the use of Flash Player so may not play on devices that don't support Flash or if your Flash Player is outdated. 
Webinar Titles/Topics
Webinar Title/Topic Webinar Recordings Original Recording Date Speaker(s)

Read about "Understanding and Eliminating Mental Health Disparities in Underserved Populations: Empowering Providers to Take Responsibility for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)"

1.25 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Understanding and Eliminating Mental Health Disparities in Underserved Populations" webinar

Please note that this webinar discusses the professional certificate, which was offered in 2015-2016. This certificate is no longer available.
July 14, 2015 Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN
and Sue Lindsey, BSN, RN-BC, OCN

Read about "Using Health Literacy to Help Others Understand"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Using Health Literacy" webinar August 11, 2015 Sue Lindsey, BSN, RN-BC, OCN

Read about "Latino Youth Mental Health"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Latino Youth Mental Health" webinar

Access evaluation for "Lation Youth Mental Health" webinar
September 8, 2015

Silvia Bigatti, PhD


Read about "Amish Cultural Case Study"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Amish Cultural Case Study" webinar October 27, 2015 James Cates, PhD, ABPP

Read about "Cultural Assessment"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Cultural Assessment" webinar November 4, 2015 Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN

Read about "African-American Adolescent Depression"

.5 CEU awarde to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "African-American Adolescent Depression" webinar December 9, 2015 Halima Al-Khattab, PhD(c), RN

Read about "Cultural Responsiveness and Professional Issues in Rural Practice"

.75 CE awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Cultural Responsiveness" webinar January 25, 2016 Barbara Pierce, PhD, LCSW

Read about "Unseen & Unheard: Understanding and Serving the LGBTQ Community"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Unseen & Unheard" webinar February 22, 2016 Shamont Hussey, MSW

Read about "Prison Culture & the Impacts to Mental Health & Addiction During Reentry Among Young Urban African American Men"

1 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Prison Culture" webinar March 28, 2016 Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN

Read about "Muslim Culture and Mental Health"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Muslim Culture" webinar April 19, 2016 Muhammad Abdul Saahir

Read about "Effective Communication at the End of Life"

NOTE: This webinar requires that you view 2 programs BEFORE viewing the webinar recording.The webinar itself will focus on a discussion of the issues presented in these videos.

  1. Atul Gawande's video "Being Mortal" contains actual patients and their families and may be difficult for some to view.

    This FRONTLINE documentary follows renowned New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's book, Being Mortal, the film investigates the practice of caring for the dying, and shows how doctors—himself included—are often remarkably untrained, ill-suited, and uncomfortable talking about chronic illness and death with their patients. (run time: 54:11).

    Access the "Being Mortal" documentary

  2. The Indiana POST Program is a new advance care planning tool that helps ensure treatment preferences are honored. It is designed for patients with serious illness. Preferences for life sustaining treatments including resuscitation, medical interventions (e.g., comfort care, hospitalization, intubation, and mechanical ventilation), antibiotics, and artificial nutrition are documented as medical orders on the POST form. It must be reviewed and signed by a physician to be activated. This form transfers throughout the health care system and the orders are valid in all settings. (running time: 9:25).

    Access the "Indiana POST Form in Action" planning tool video

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Effective Communication at the End of Life" webinar May 26, 2016 Joy Howard, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC; Shilpee Sinha, MD, FACP

Read about "Culture & Communication: The Promise of Shared Decision-Making to Improve Patient-Provider Communication Among Minority Patients"

.75 CEU awarded to those who view the entire recorded webinar and complete the recorded webinar evaluation.

Access "Culture & Communication" webinar June 23, 2016 Johanne Eliacin, PhD, HSPP

This activity is jointly provided by Indiana University School of Nursing, Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning and the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction. 

  • Certificate Information

    The certificate is no longer available. The information below is for reference for those who earned the certificate in June 2016.

    Certificate in Culturally Competent Mental Health Care 2015 - 2016
    Addressing Indiana's Mental Health in Urban and Rural Populations Certificate

    Upon completion of certificate requirements, participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss principles of cultural competency practice in mental health settings
    2. Describe mental health disparities across populations in the state of Indiana
    3. Apply cultural competency principles to provision of care in the mental health setting

     Requirements for Certificate Completion:

    1. Participation in at least 6 of the 12 webinars offered between July 2015-June 2016
    2. Completion of evaluation for all webinars attended
    3. Participation in the annual conference on June 6, 2016 at the IUPUI Campus Center
  • Cultural Competency Briefs
  • Resources
    GENERAL INFORMATION PRETAINING TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS EPIDEMIOLOGY
    TOOLS TO ENHANCE HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION AT YOUR INSTITUTION
    SELECTED ARTICLES & TEXTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

    Cespedes, Y. M., & Huey, S. J. (2008). Depression in Latino adolescents. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(2), 168-172.

    Kline, M. V., & Huff, R. M. (2007). Health promotion in multicultural populations: A handbook for practitioners and students (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

    Galanti, G. (2015). Caring for patient from different cultures (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EXPERTISE REGARDING VARIOUS POPULATIONS

    Dr. Silvia Bigatti, Fairbanks School of Public Health @ IUPUI, 714 N. Senate Ave., Suite 214, Indianapolis, IN 46202. 317-274-6754. sbigatti@iupui.edu  (Latino Youth Mental Health)

    Dr. Danielle Perkins, Indiana University School of Nursing @ IUPUI, 1111 Middle Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46202. 317-278-2010. daniperk@iu.edu  (Offender Mental Health & Reentry)

  • Fees

    All webinars are free.

  • Continuing Education

    The number of CEUs offered for each webinar will vary; the information is shown in the table along with the information on each webinar's topic.

    CEUs for these webinars will end on December 31, 2016

    Successful Completion of the Continuing Education (CE) Activity 

    Continuing nursing education  (CNE) is not offered for the webinar series. 

    The webinars qualify for Category I CEU (continuing education units, number of CEUs per webinar will vary) for Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapy Associates, Mental Health Counselors, Mental Health Counselor Associates, Addiction Counselors, and Clinical Addiction Counselors  as outlined by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board. 

    In order to receive CEUs for these activities you must attend the entire webinar and complete the online evaluation at the end of the webinar.