Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships

Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships CHNP Conference

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CHNP Conference 

        

BEING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE IN URBAN SETTINGS:
A CONFERENCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, EDUCATORS AND ALL WORKING WITH YOUTH AND FAMILIES

Thursday, January 23 &
Friday, January 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle Street (Harvard Square)
Cambridge, MA

Cost: $125
For discounted group and student rates contact: office@visions-inc.org
Light breakfast and lunch included

To Register Click Here

Course Description

This two-day conference is the first ever convening of providers working with diverse children and families in urban settings, and will provide training, resources, and networking opportunities. The conference will explore pressing issues, such as understanding violence and the impact of trauma exposure on communities, naming how race and ethnicity impact service delivery, identifying and challenging barriers to providing culturally responsive care, working with grief and loss, and the importance of self care for providers.

Featured Speakers

Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
Andrea J. Cabral, Esq.,  MA Secretary of Public Safety
Clementina "Tina" Chéry , President and CEO, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D. , Harvard School of Public Health
Michael Patrick MacDonald, Author, "All Souls"
Valerie A. Batts, Ph.D.,
Co-Founder & Executive Director, VISIONS, Inc.
Kate Lowenstein, Esq., Murder Victims Families for Human Rights
Lyn Levy, Executive Director, SPAN, Inc.

Who Should Attend?

Social workers, psychologists, licensed mental health workers and others working in schools, health centers, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Department of Youth Service (DYS) and other community-based settings.  Educators, hospital administrators and medical personnel, volunteers, community leaders and public and private sector funders seeking insight and strategies for increasing their effectiveness in supporting culturally diverse communities are also invited to attend.

 

For a listing of conference workshops and speakers, and to register, please go to:

http://visions-inc.org/what-we-offer/community-partnerships/boston-childrens-hospital/chnp-conference-glance/

The conference is being offered through a partnership of the Boston Children’s Hosptial Neighborhood Partnerships Program, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and VISIONS, Inc., sponsored by the Josephine & Louise Crane Foundation and hosted by the Episcopal Divinity School

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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