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Jan 16, 2018

Past Workshops

Date

Training Name

Presenter

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

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November 4, 2016

Cultural Competence and Humility

Kristina Hernandez

Urban Health Plan

·      To develop an introductory understanding of the needs of emerging immigrant populations and LGBT patients.

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November 18, 2016

Health Literacy

Nicole Lefkowitz, MPH

Urban Health Plan

·      To define the term “health literacy”, understand its significance, and develop greater awareness of how to communicate with patients/clients more clearly.

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November 30, 2016  

Culturally Relevant Practice

Brenda Williams-Gray, DSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work

 Lehman College School of Social Work

·      To understand how to utilize protective factors to promote resiliency during engagement and assessment.

 Presentation Not Available

December 7, 2016  

Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence Issues

and Their Impact on the Developing Adolescent

Alexandra Smith, LCSW, MBA

Project Manager

Bronx Health Access

·      To explore the impact of witnessing domestic violence on the developing adolescent;

·      To explore the impact of experiencing teen dating violence on the healthy growth and development of an adolescent;

·      To understand the scope of domestic violence and intimate partner violence involving adolescents.

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December 14, 2016  

Working with Families with Same Sex Parents

Mohan Vinjamuri, PhD, LMSW

 Assistant Professor of Social Work

 Lehman College School of Social

 

·      To explore the impact of witnessing domestic violence on the developing adolescent;

·      To explore the impact of experiencing teen dating violence on the healthy growth and development of an adolescent;

·      To understand the scope of domestic violence and intimate partner violence involving adolescents.

 Presentation Not Available

January 18, 2017  

Micro-aggressions

Jermaine Monk, LMSW      and                           Brenda Williams-Gray, DSW

 

·      To understand the definition of microaggression

·      To describe examples of microaggression in the workplace

·      To identify ways to reduce the incidence of microaggression

·      To understand the impact of microaggression on the individual

·      To understand methods to address microaggression

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February 15, 2017

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING: A NEW CHALLENGE  FOR AMERICAN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Deborah Ottenheimer, MD, FACOG

                                                               Clinical Instructor, Weil Cornell Medical College

                                                           Voluntary Attending, New York Presbyterian Hospital

                                                Adjunct Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

         Volunteer Attending Physician, Weil Cornell Clinic for Human Rights & Mount Sinai Human Rights Clinic

                                                            Consulting Physician, Hope for Haiti Foundation

                                                    Asylum Examiner for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

·      To define what is meant by "female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

·      To indicate the scope and prevalence of the practice in the US and abroad

·      To describe the gynecologic, obstetric, and psychological impact of the practice on women and girls

·      To explain the federal law regarding the practice of FGM/C and discuss the provider's role as a mandatory reporter of FGM in minors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 15, 2017

Culturally-Informed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention  and Treatment Strategies for West African Immigrants

Olatunde Olusesi, PhD, LCSW 

New York City Administration for Children’s Services            

 Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University’s Silver School of Social Work

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lehman College Department of Social Work

Adjunct Lecturer, Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare,

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Evan Senreich, PhD, LCSW, CASAC

Associate Professor, Lehman College School of Social Work

·      To become aware of the attitudes of West African immigrants towards mental health problems and substance misuse, and how these can inform treatment for this population

 

·      To enhance participant understanding of West African immigrants' general perceptions of U.S. forms of mental health and substance misuse treatment, and how these perceptions can hinder engagement in treatment

 

·      To identify key causal beliefs of West African immigrants regarding mental health and substance misuse problems, and how these can shape the help-seeking preferences of this population

 

·      To gain insight into how to engage and provide culturally-informed mental health and substance misuse treatment services to West African immigrants

 

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April 21, 2017  

LGBT Sensitivity Training and Providing Affirmative Healthcare

Cris Benjamin

CK Life

 

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·      To provide a general overview of LGBT terminology;

·      To increase understanding of the difference between  gender identity, gender expression and sexuality;

·      To understand the unique healthcare needs of the transgender community;

·      To describe an example of a transgender health clinic and the services offered;

·      To discuss issues of importance for community partners to know when working with individuals who are transgender

 

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May 19, 2017

Engaging Black and Latino Males in Substance Abuse Treatment

Jermaine Monk, PhD, LMSW

Lecturer, Department of Social Work

Lehman College

     

·      To understand the factors associated with illicit drug and alcohol use among Black and Latino males;

·      To describe best practices  and clinical approaches to treatment;

·      To discuss the impact of comorbidity diagnoses on treatment plans and relapse;

·      To provide an overview of rehabilitation programs that have shown effectiveness with Black and Latino males.

 

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June 9, 2017 

The Influence of Culture on Patient Perceptions of Asthma Symptoms, Triggers and Treatments

Ana Maria Emeh, BM, BCH, AEC

Program Manager, Managing Asthma in Daycare

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center

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·      To describe the complexity of asthma management from both the provider and patient perspectives;

·      To discuss the role of culture (including ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic) in patients' perceptions of asthma and adherence to treatment recommendations ;

·      To understand the importance of a culturally humble patient-provider relationship as a means for addressing barriers to optimal asthma management;

·      To provide methods for optimizing asthma care in a culturally diverse population.

 

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July 28, 2017 

Black LGBT Health: An Intersectional Approach for Healthcare Providers

Jonathan Mathias Lassiter, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Muhlenberg College

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·      To define intersectionality and explain its appropriateness for treating Black LGBT patients;

·      To identify three risk factors and three resilience factors that uniquely impact Black LGBT patients' health;

·      To discuss how healthcare providers may assess these risk and resilience factors and integrate them into their treatments for Black LGBT patients.

 

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September 15, 2017

The Relevance of Culture in the Grieving Process

Carmen Inoa Vazquez, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

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·      To become familiar with relevant grief/ mourning concepts including:    Complicated vs. Uncomplicated Grief; Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder (PCBD); Disenfranchised Grief - Bereavement;

·      To understand the differences and similarities of general versus culture specific manifestations of grief as experienced by individuals and their families from diverse backgrounds, including the immigration experience;

·      To assess different  grief reactions relevant to culture and determine normal versus abnormal grieving including levels of risk and the need for further support for the grievers.

 

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October 26, 2017

A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Strengths-Based,

Trauma-Informed Care

Samuel Betances, PhD Co-Founder, Souder, Betances and Associates

·      •To define and understand the implications of resilience;

·      •To understand innate cultural practices that lead to resilience in the face of trauma;

·      •To assess the impact of trauma on patient health and wellness.

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November 17, 2017  

Cultural Considerations for the Aging Population and Their Families

Michelle Matics, MHA

 Administrator for Senior Services

Institute for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly

Acacia Network

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·      To define and understand cultural variations that impact aging populations in adult day care, skilled nursing, senior centers and hospital settings;

·      To discuss techniques to  understand and partner with the clients' families and support systems;

·      To incorporate cultural needs in planning for the needs of the aging, including the impact on medication administration and hospice/palliative care.

 

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December 15, 2017

Religion, Spirituality and Medicine: 

The Intersection of Faith and Health Care

A Group Discussion

Michael Diaz, MD, Mt. Sinai Hospital

Omar Ortiz, Theologian

Daniel J. Cherico, PhD, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

·      To understand the influence of religious beliefs, faith and spirituality on decision-making related to general health care, medication adherence, relationship with physicians and other medical personnel;

·      To understand the role of religion, faith and spirituality as strengths and coping mechanisms for patients dealing with life-threatening and life-altering medical conditions in themselves and/or their loved ones;

·      To learn specific practices utilized by various religions to address routine medical conditions, chronic illnesses and end-of-life care;

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Nov 20, 2017

The Intersection of Faith and Health Care Presentation and Panel Discussion

The next free training in the "Cultural Diversity/Health Literacy" series will focus on 
The Intersection of 
Faith  and Health Care 
 
and will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
  • To understand the influence of religious beliefs, faith and spirituality on decision-making related to general health care, medication adherence, relationship with physicians and other medical personnel;
  • To understand the role of religion, faith and spirituality as strengths and coping mechanisms for patients dealing with life-threatening and life-altering medical conditions in themselves and/or their loved ones;
  • To learn specific practices utilized by various religions to address routine medical conditions, chronic illnesses and end-of-life care;
  • To understand methods of appropriately incorporating clergy into the multidisciplinary care team based on patient care needs;
  • To consider the beliefs of medical providers and team members, and how to assure non-biased approaches to patient care while supporting staff needs.
             
Date:         Friday, December 15, 2017
Coffee and Networking: 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Training Time:       09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Wellness Center

199 Mount Eden Parkway (corner of Morris Ave)  Bronx, NY

 

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Oct 06, 2017

Free Training: Using Evaluation Research in Developing your Value Proposition

Research has shown that the social determinants of health play a large role on impacting public health outcomes. On Friday, October 20, 2017, BHA PPS will be offering a unique training opportunity for our community based partners that offer crucial services including access to housing, healthy food, alternatives to incarceration, and vocational training.  Research Scientist and Professor Dr. Angela Aidala and colleagues from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health will facilitate this one-day practical and hands-on workshop for BHA Tier 1 and Tier 2*CBO partners. 

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What will you achieve?
  • Gain skills and resources for conducting program evaluations under budget, time, and data constraints
  • Receive program-specific technical assistance to implement/ strengthen local evaluation research capacity
  • Assist your agency in quantifying and qualifying your value proposition as we head into the new world of value based payment
Who Should Attend?
  • Executive Directors, Program Directors, Supervisors, Evaluators
  • At least 2 staff (1 senior level) who will be involved with supervision or conducting evaluation and research at their sites.

When?
Date:  Friday, October 20, 2017 
Time:  9:00am - 4:30pm (lunch provided)
 
Where?
Columbia Community Partnership for Health
390 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10033
 

*Note: The New York State Department of Health defines Tier 1 CBOs as non-profit, non-Medicaid billing, community based social and human service organizations (e.g., housing, social services, religious organizations, food banks), and Tier 2 CBOs as non-profit, Medicaid billing, non-clinical service providers (e.g. transportation, care coordination).