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Culturally-Sensitive Assessments Of Trauma

May is National Trauma Awareness Month and culturally-sensitive assessments of trauma is essential in providing proper support, validation and culturally informed care. In this recording, Dr. Sierra Carter discusses trauma… Read More

Impact Of Trauma On Women With Children

Pregnant women from marginalized communities are at high risk for problematic birth experiences due to historical trauma and exposure to racism and discrimination, the biological and psychosocial consequences of which… Read More

The Homelessness Imperative

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new initiative focused on addressing the housing insecure population with mental illness and substance use disorder. But the focus of the… Read More

Getting Ahead Of The ILOS Opportunity

Last week, we wrote about the opportunities in addressing social support needs through non-traditional service models in “Leveraging “Social” In Health Plan Partnerships.” Part of this trend is the growing… Read More

Intergenerational Effects Of Racism

People of Color are disproportionately exposed to chronic and cumulative stress over the life course. Join Dr. Sierra Carter in this recording as she reviews the “Intergenerational Effects of Racism”… Read More

Lifespan Impact Of Racism-Related Stress

Research findings have suggested that early life stressful experiences-like racial discrimination have a lasting impact on biological risk for disease and premature mortality due to chronic diseases of aging.1 In… Read More

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 2

It is estimated that ~6 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US with a large proportion having another mental or behavioral disorder1. Additionally,… Read More

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 1

It is estimated that ~6 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US with a large proportion having another mental or behavioral disorder1. Additionally,… Read More

Decriminalizing Mental Illness

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. Once incarcerated, individuals with mental illness tend to stay longer in jail and upon… Read More

Managing The 5%

There is a lot of investment money going into the mental health field—in fact, $14.7 billion in the first half of this year. Much of that investment is focused on… Read More

Racial Trauma In The Workplace

Topics to be discussed: • What is racial trauma, and does it show up in the workplace amongst our providers? • As a Black professional yourself, what challenges do Black… Read More

2021 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

Formally recognized in June 2008, Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness… Read More

Social Determinants: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There is much talk—and many pilot programs—about bridging the gap between health care and social services. The data is clear—80% of health outcomes are due to social, behavioral, and environmental… Read More

Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… Read More

Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… Read More

Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

Historically, cognitive impairment was considered an artifact of patients’ symptoms, attention, or motivation problems, and as such, was an underappreciated feature of schizophrenia. However, recent research has shown cognitive impairment… Read More