Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) has announced a five-part virtual training series on mental health for highly impacted communities. This series will identify the inequalities that diverse and marginalized groups face in the behavioral health system and share concepts of how to improve their experiences when seeking treatment.
The highly impacted groups this forum will focus on, according to a press release from ERI, will include African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, Hmong, people with whom English is not a primary language, the deaf and hard of hearing populations, and the LGBTQ+ community.
This is an interactive series with opportunities to engage with expert speakers, health care education and self-assessments, as well as a space to develop individualized action plans for treatment that best suits you and your needs.
The first session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., and the topic will be “Equity and Racial Justice in Mental Health Service Provision.” Other topics for the subsequent days will include:
- Intersection of Race, Trauma, and Mental Health on Oct. 10, 11 a.m.
- Assuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services on Nov. 6, 10 a.m.
- Affirming and Supportive Services for LGBTQ+ Individuals on Jan. 9, 2024, 10 a.m.
- The Ethics of Advancing Mental Health Equity on Feb. 7, 2024, 10 a.m.
To learn more or enroll in the sessions visit the Employment Resources, Inc. website.