Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People

Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute

Note that this training is being offered through the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health and there is a registration fee of $250 (or $275 for full-time students).

Facilitator: Amy Gajaria, MD., FRCPC.

This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers; First Responders (Police, Firefighters, Paramedics); Medical Professionals (Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors); Direct Service Workers (drop-in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers).

Description: This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally-competent care for diverse young people. The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families.

This training will discuss experiences young people and their families have of oppression, racism, and structural oppressions, and while the goal is to help all participants have greater comfort in dealing with these issues, participants should come willing to acknowledge the role these factors play in young people’s lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a greater understanding of the barriers to mental health care faced by racialized young people and their families.
  • Participants will acquire strategies to engage racialized young people and their families in mental health care.
  • Participants will be able to identify specific struggles that racialized and underserved children and youth may face in Canada and how these might affect their mental health
Online September 23, 2020

9:00 am

- 4:00 pm

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