Live Professional Workshop: Cultural Competency - Awareness, Skills, and Knowledge for Effective Behavioral Health Intervention with Older Adult Headed Families
Free workshop for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals!
Earn 1.5 Free CEs
Presented by: Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, APHSW-C, Louise McMahon Ahearn endowed professor, Boston College School of Social Work
The trend of grandparents raising grandchildren is on the rise. According to the US Census Bureau (2019), over 5.7 million children are primarily cared for by their grandparents in the United States. African American families account for the highest percentage (12%) followed by Latinos (around 6%). A National Health Interview Survey found African American grandparent-headed households face a higher incidence of poverty, unemployment, and low literacy.
In this lecture, attendees will gain an understanding of cultural competency skills and their core components for effective behavioral health interventions, focusing on research involving diverse grandparents raising grandchildren. Attendees will also gain insights into the intersection of equity, inclusion, and social justice in delivering behavioral health services to children under the care of older adult caregivers.
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
- Describe cultural competency skills and its essential components for effective behavioral health interventions based on research with racially/ethnically diverse grandparents raising grandchildren.
- Emphasize the intersectionality of equity, inclusion, and social justice in providing behavioral health services to children with older adult parents, caregivers and/or guardians.
- Incorporate best practices for cultural competence and ethical behavioral health practice with diverse families headed by older adults.
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