Webinar Details: 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. 

Certificate in Culturally Competent Mental Health Care 2015-2016

Addressing Indiana's Mental Health in Urban and Rural Populations

Read the details of each webinar's contents by selecting from the sections below.

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

    July 14, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

    Speakers: Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN, & Sue Lindsey, BSN, RN-BC, OCN

    Learning Objectives 
    1. Increase provider awareness of the impact of socio‐cultural factors on individuals patients' health values, beliefs, and behaviors and ultimately on the quality of care and outcomes.
    2. Increase knowledge about minority populations (e.g., differential epidemiology, health behaviors, and medication response; cultural beliefs and practices; attitudes toward the health care system and health care-seeking behavior). 
    3. Enhance self-awareness of attitudes toward minority group members.
  • Latino Youth Mental Health

    August 11, 2015, 12:00 - 12:45 pm ET

    Speaker: Sue Lindsey, BSN, RN-BC-OCN has worked for 47 years as an RN in organ transplant and oncology and in staff development for 10 years.  Her last position was in patient education assuring health literacy standards were present in patient education materials.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Define the difference between literacy and health literacy.
    2. State how health literacy impacts a client's overall health.
    3. Locate health literacy references to help them improve communication with the clients in their practice.
  • Latino Youth Mental Health

    September 8, 2015, 2 - 2:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Silvia Bigatti, PhD, is a clinical health psychologist/researcher who specializes in coping with and outcomes of psychosocial stress. One of her areas of focus is immigrant stress and health, and within that group, Latino youth. She has several years of data from both survey and experimental research aimed at understanding and preventing stress in these teens and its mental health outcomes. Dr. Bigatti will be presenting the findings from these studies with recommendations for treatment approaches that take into consideration the cultural and environmental factors that impact efforts at reaching this population.

  • Cultural Competence with the Old Order Amish

    October 27, 2015, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: James Cates, PhD, ABPP

    Learning Objectives
    1. After the webinar, I have a wider repertoire of intervention skills with Amish clients/patients that are sensitive to their cultural needs.
    2.  After the webinar, I am able to utilize the difference between "respect" and "acceptance" of cultural values and beliefs in my work. 
  • Cultural Assessment

    November 4, 2015, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

    Speaker: Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN

    Learning Objectives
    1. Develop a baseline understanding of how client cultural beliefs may impact health outcomes.
    2. Learn strategies to assess group culture and ethnicity in healthcare settings.
    3. Learn strategies to assess individual culture and ethnicity in healthcare settings.
  • African American Adolescent Depression

    December 9, 2015, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Halima Al-Khattab, PhD(c), RN 

    Learning Objectives
    1. Explain common ways African American adolescents interact with people in their lives to manage their depressive symptoms.
    2. Understand the background and significance of African American adolescents with untreated depression
    3. Increase practical ways mental healthcare providers can use the Being with Others typology to guide discussions with African American adolescents that can assist with the detection, assessment, and treatment of depression. 
  • Cultural Responsiveness and Professional Issues in Rural Practice

    January 25, 2016, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Barbara Pierce, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

    Learning Objectives
    1. Identify at least three basic social problems of small towns and rural areas across the U.S.
    2. Identify at least three aspects of rural culture that affect practice.
    3. State at least three ways to practice ethically in a rural community. 
  • Unseen & Unheard: Understanding and Serving LGBTQ Community

    February 22, 2016, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Shamont Hussey, MSW

    Learning Objectives
    1. Identify and review terms for LGTBQ (Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual & Questioning)
    2. Explore current framework of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE)
    3. Identify barriers and risks, impacting the LGBTQ community in their ability to access mental health services and resources in their communities
    4. Explore some best practice engagement strategies and approaches
  • Prison Culture and the Impacts to Mental Health and Addiction During Reentry Amoung Young Urban African American Men

    March 28, 2016, 12 - 1 p.m.

    Speaker: Danielle Perkins, PhD, RN

    Learning Objectives
    1. Identify and understand major tenets of prison culture.
    2. Understand the psychological toll of incarceration/imprisonment.
    3. Understand the intersection of race, mental illness, and urban reentry.
    4. Identify state resources for reentry populations.
  • Muslim Culture and Mental Health

    April 19, 2016, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Muhammad Saahir

    Learning Objectives
    1. Identify barriers to mental health for Muslims.
    2. Better understand mental health and substance abuse issues in Islamic culture.
    3. Identify micro and macro aggressions affecting Muslim clients. 
  • Effective Communication at the End of Life

    May 26, 2016 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speakers: Joy Howard, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC & Shilpee Sinha, MD, FACP

    Learning Objectives
    1. Discuss the importance of effective communication between healthcare providers and patients with serious, chronic, or terminal illness.
    2. Discuss the importance of communication between patients with serious, chronic or terminal illness with their family members/loved ones..
    3. Identify the need to have difficult conversations about our medical preferences for care with loved ones and providers prior to a crisis.  
  • Culture & Communication: The Promise of Shared...

    June 23, 2016 12 - 12:45 p.m.

    Speaker: Johanne Eliacin, PhD, HSPP

    Learning Objectives
    1. Define culture as a social determinant of health.
    2. Increase understanding of the importance of shared decision-making.
    3. Describe the process of shared decision-making and its potential to increase health equity.