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Race, Culture and Children's Mental Health

Historical Trauma, Microaggressions, and Identity | Intersection with Immigrants and Refugees | Childhood Well-being Intervention | Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma and Attachment

Historical Trauma, Microaggressions, and Identity: A Framework for Culturally-Based Practice (December 4, 2009)

Hear about the cross-cultural research taking place at Brigham Young University, what is known about relational aggression in family relationships, and the “unknowns” that are currently being explored on this topic.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

See the Presenter Bios (398 K PDF).

Video and Presentation Materials

Intersection of Culture and Children's Mental Health in Working With Immigrant & Refugee Families (February 17, 2010)

Gain a better understanding of the different areas of life where culture intersects with children’s mental health; strategies for clinicians when culture affects people’s understanding of “illness;” and insight for how to move from cultural adaptation to community-based evidence.

This Lesson from the Field aims to facilitate professionals’ ability to apply overall guiding principles that emphasize both the similarities and differences in working with diverse cultures/populations, with an emphasis on application in practice.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

See the Presenter Bios (81 K PDF)

Video and Presentation Materials

Intersections of Culture and Children's Mental Health in Working with Immigrant and Refugee Families (video; 3:03:20) — Watch the full video recording from the event.

Intersections of Culture and Children's Mental Health in Working with Immigrant and Refugee Families (2 MB PDF) — Presentation notes from Michael Goh's presentation.

Promoting Child Well-being and Early Childhood Intervention Within a Cultural Context (March 18, 2010)

Explore the experiences of young children at risk — particularly African American children; review the benefits of early intervention programs, and gain a better understanding of the cultural perspectives for these types of programs.

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

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Parent Psychotherapy in a Cultural Context: Repairing the Effects of Trauma on Early Attachment

Presenters

The following professionals were on the presenter panel:

Dr. Harden has devoted her career to practice and research relevant to children at risk with a special focus on early childhood intervention. She has done extensive work related to the field of child welfare and working with young children and their families in a cultural context as well as working closely with both Head Start and Zero to Three. Her presentation will include a focus on socio-cultural influences on parenting and what this means in working with children at risk. In addition, she will address how key elements of this approach can inform prevention and intervention models in this field.

Video and Presentation Materials

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