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 “Being Culturally Responsive in Urban Settings:

A Conference for Mental Health Providers, Educators, and ALL Working with Culturally Diverse Families

KEYNOTE & PLENARY SPEAKERS

200 Henderson-Daniels

Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital

200 Cabral

Andrea J. Cabral, Esq. 
MA Secretary of Public Safety

200 Prothrow-Stith

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD 
Spencer Stuart

200 MacDonald

Michael Patrick MacDonald
Author, “All Souls”

200 LLevy
Lyn Levy
SPAN, Inc.

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Kate Lowenstein, Esq.
MVFHR 

200 Hernandez-G
Dr. Guillermina Hernández-Gallegos  Kresge Foundation

200 chery

Tina Chery            
Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

200 Batts

Dr. Valerie A. Batts
VISIONS, Inc.

 

SCHEDULE At-a-Glance

Thursday  |  January 23, 2014

7a to 6p Networking Room (Bring literature and resources to share.)
8:30 to 9a Registration & Light Breakfast
9 to 9:10a Welcome
Shella Dennery  :  Boston Children’s Hospital — Neighborhood Partnerships
9:10 to 10:10a Opening Keynote — “The Cultural Roots of Individual Differences: Putting the Jigsaw Puzzle Together”
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel  :  Boston Children’s Hospital
10:30a to 12:15p

WORKSHOPS:  SESSION 1

A. Identifying and Challenging Cultural Barriers to Providing Culturally Responsive Services– Richard Pinderhughes, PsyD
Using case material provided by workshop participants this session will identify 10 barriers to providing culturally responsive care and explore alternatives which can be used in both clinical and community settings.
C. Peace Zone– Fern Shamis, MA
This session will provide concrete tools to help children recover from grief and loss while teaching self-control, emotional resilience and stress reduction techniques through activities, literature and role play.
F. Trauma Informed Care– Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH
Trauma-informed care is an approach that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in individuals’ lives This session will provide information, , concrete tools, and strategies for supporting grieving children, adolescents and families; specifically those who have experienced a traumatic loss.
G. Yoga for Self Care: Using the Body to Heal the Mind–  Anna Kharaz, MA and  Jamila Capitman
This session will introduce the Chair Yoga technique to equip practitioners with one of many ways to practice self care while doing their work.
Film :  Street Soldiers (52 min, 1991)–  Ulric Johnson, PhD, Facilitator
For years thousands of shootings were recorded in the inner city of Boston, MA. Many young lives were lost. Echoes of despair reverberate throughout the young and old generations. Now the story, Street Soldiers, is about regret, anger, and redemption, a story that deals with the issues of depression, parenthood, immigration, childhood, and street violence. Produced by Mario Rodrigues, Directed by John Oluwole Adekoje. Q&A facilitated by Ulric Johnson.
12:15 to 1:30p Lunch Plenary (Lunch Provided)–
Ms. Andrea J. Cabral, JD, State of Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety
1:40 to 2:40p Experiential Plenary Session–  Valerie A. Batts, PhD, VISIONS, Inc.
“Can we talk: Naming how race/ethnicity continue to impact our work”
There is much discussion within our field about how much race and ethnicity still matter in service delivery. This session invites all conference participants to reflect on this question and examine for themselves and their institutions where they are in this important process.. After breaking into small groups, , participants will have an opportunity to explore their own attitudes and beliefs as well as the practices in their institutions and workplace. This session will be an introduction to a multicultural perspective on human service delivery and can be explored more fully in two other breakout sessions during this two-day conference.
2:50 to 4:35p

WORKSHOPS:  SESSION 2

B. Awareness of self as a cultural being: implications for effective practice–  Valerie A. Batts, PhD
This session will invite participants to identify themselves as cultural beings and to explore how their cultural identity may help and may hinder them in their work.
D. Training on the Survivors’ Burial and Resource Guide: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Helping Families/Survivors Regain Control– Rachel A. Fazzino, BA
Learn the Peace Institute’s holistic approach to serving families/survivors including the Providers’ system mapping tool. This training is designed for service providers who respond to or serve the surviving families and friends of homicide victims. (Victims’ advocates, hospital trauma workers, social workers, law enforcement, coroner’s office and others).
E. Strategies for Understanding Trauma: Working with Grief and Loss in Children, Adolescents and Families– Deborah Rivlin, MA and Colleen M. Shannon, LICSW
The Children’s Room Center for Grieving Children and Teens is the largest independent, non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to creating safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone. This workshop will provide tools on how to support and work with children and their families through the grieving process.
H. Especially for FUNDERS:  Strategies for Effective Cross-cultural Collaborations; What We are Learning on the Ground–
Unarguably the non-profit sector has felt tremendous negative impact from the recent recession.  As so many non-profits provide culturally relevant services,  many strive to regain pre-recession momentum as far reaching agents of change. More than ever, now is the time for funders to discover and assess funding paradigms that can help bring these non-profits back operational stability and mission attainability.
J. What’s in the sand: Sand tray use, research, experiential– Nadia Womack, MA
Come experience this powerful alternative therapeutic practice in which miniature images and sand become the field of conscious expression for the psyche as you create patterns, worlds, and/or dramatic play processes in the sand tray. Sand play has been shown to enhance self-expression, self-healing and spiritual development and can be used in your clinical practice with children and adults.
K. Documentary:  Adolescent Depression Awareness– Vanessa Prosper, Ph.D. and Molly Jordan, MSW, LICSW
In this session, by viewing this documentary, participants will deepen their knowledge about adolescent depression. Through discussion with peers, they will learn new ways of engaging families, particularly families of color; broaden their clinical perspective and develop strategies for addressing adolescent depression.
4:40 to 5p Closing — Appreciation & Regrets
Checkout / Evaluation
5:30 to 7:30p

30th Anniversary Reception Fundraiser

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$100  |  Public Admission

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Friday  |  January 24, 2014

7a to 6p Networking Room (Bring literature and resources to share.)
8:30 to 9a Registration & Light Breakfast
9 to 9:10a Welcome
Tina Chery  :  Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
9:10 to 10:10a Opening Keynote — “Gun Violence: A Public Health History and Current Analysis”
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith  :  Spencer Stuart
10:30a to 12:15p

WORKSHOPS:  SESSION 3

B. Awareness of self as a cultural being: implications for effective practice– [Repeated from Session 1]
This session will invite participants to identify themselves as cultural beings and to explore how their cultural identity may help and may hinder them in their work.
J. What’s in the sand: Sand tray use, research, experiential–[Repeated from Session 2]
Come experience this powerful alternative therapeutic practice in which miniature images and sand become the field of conscious expression for the psyche as you create patterns, worlds, and/or dramatic play processes in the sand tray. Sand play has been shown to enhance self-expression, self-healing and spiritual development and can be used in your clinical practice with children and adults.
E. Strategies for Understanding Trauma: Working with Grief and Loss in Children, Adolescents and Families– [Repeated from Session 2]
The Children’s Room Center for Grieving Children and Teens is the largest independent, non-profit organization in Massachusetts dedicated to creating safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone. This workshop will provide tools on how to support and work with children and their families through the grieving process.
G. Yoga for Self Care: Using the Body to Heal the Mind– [Repeated from Session 1]
This session will introduce the Chair Yoga technique to equip practitioners with one of many ways to practice self care while doing their work.
Film :  Favela Rising (80 min, 2005)– Ulric Johnson, PhD, Facilitator
Favela Rising documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police. At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever. A film by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary.
12:15 to 1:30p Lunch Plenary (Lunch Provided)
Michael Patrick MacDonald  :  Author “All Souls”
1:30 to 2:30p Policy Panel — Chaplain Clementina “Tina” Chery, Facilitator
Kate Lowenstein, Esq.
  :  Murder Victims Families for Human Rights
Lyn Levy  :  Executive Director, SPAN, Inc.
Guillermina Hernández-Gallegos  :  Program Director, Kresge Foundation
2:40 to 4:35p

WORKSHOPS:  SESSION 4

A. Identifying and Challenging Cultural Barriers to Providing Culturally Responsive Services– [Repeated from Session 1]
Using case material provided by workshop participants this session will identify 10 barriers to providing culturally responsive care and explore alternatives which can be used in both clinical and community settings.
C. Peace Zone– [Repeated from Session 1]
This session will provide concrete tools to help children recover from grief and loss while teaching self-control, emotional resilience and stress reduction techniques through activities, literature and role play.
F. Trauma Informed Care– [Repeated from Session 1]
Trauma-informed care is an approach that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in individuals’ lives This session will provide information, , concrete tools, and strategies for supporting grieving children, adolescents and families; specifically those who have experienced a traumatic loss.
I. TERRAPY– Michelle D. Holmes, MD
Connecting with nature has been shown to increase well being, concentration, assist in maintaining a healthy weight, reduce depression, and enhance relationships.
D. Training on the Survivors’ Burial and Resource Guide: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Helping Families/Survivors Regain Control– [Repeated from Session 2]
Learn the Peace Institute’s holistic approach to serving families/survivors including the Providers’ system mapping tool. This training is designed for service providers who respond to or serve the surviving families and friends of homicide victims. (Victims’ advocates, hospital trauma workers, social workers, law enforcement, coroner’s office and others).
K. Documentary:  Adolescent Depression Awareness– [Repeated from Session 2]
In this session, by viewing this documentary, participants will deepen their knowledge about adolescent depression. Through discussion with peers, they will learn new ways of engaging families, particularly families of color; broaden their clinical perspective and develop strategies for addressing adolescent depression.
4:40 to 5p Closing — Appreciation & Regrets
Checkout / Evaluation

 

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