The school mental health supplement to the Northwest MHTTC is excited to co-sponsor the UW SMART Center's 2021 Virtual Speaker Series. Originally a series of in-person events, we have moved these presentations to a virtual format due to COVID-19.
Join us on Wednesday, June 2nd from 8:30 - 9:45am for a presentation by Dr. Janine Jones who will present:
"Culturally Responsive School Mental Health Interventions: Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments"
This presentation will include a rationale for cultural adaptations to evidence-based interventions, content for increasing cultural literacy, and strategies for integrating cultural variables into the intervention process. Examples will be shared to demonstrate the subtle and nuanced ways that culture impacts intervention efficacy. Through participation in this workshop, school mental health providers will learn ways to create a therapeutic environment that is conducive to cross-cultural counseling and subsequently increase the effectiveness of interventions for BIPOC youth.
- Learn a rationale for implementing cultural adaptations to evidence-based treatments
- Learn identity affirming practices for supporting the needs of BIPOC youth
- Learn new tools and strategies for integrating cultural variables into the intervention process
Please note: This event will be limited to 500 attendees. Access to the live event will be available to registered participants on a first come, first serve basis. To secure a spot, we invite you to log on 5 - 10 minutes prior to the event.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Janine Jones (she/her) is a Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education at the University of Washington. She is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Her research focuses on providing culturally responsive school based interventions that address the socio-emotional health of students of color. Her work is framed around the belief that providing culturally responsive services and promoting resilience within the cultural context creates the path toward serving the “whole child.” She also consults with school personnel on culturally responsive practices that enhance teacher/student relationships and reduce some of the barriers associated with intractable opportunity gaps for students of color in schools.
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