Remove Disparities and Increase Accessibility to Services and Support for Marginalized Students
Students of color, LGBTQ+ students, first-generation students, students facing basic needs insecurities and international students experience greater mental health burdens and more barriers to care, according to research conducted by the Healthy Minds Network Team.
Take a close look at your mental health support systems and remove disparities in your treatment so you can foster better relationships with marginalized student groups and help them overcome the common barriers that prevent them from seeking the care they need.
Join our presenters as they share:
- Common barriers that students of color and other marginalized students face on college campuses with regards to mental health
- Clinical challenges that university staff and counselors encounter in serving special populations
- Skills and tools to assist students in navigating their mental health needs
- Best practices in community and university programming and resources.
Understanding the mental health needs of students of color is a growing priority on college and university campuses nationwide.
Be intentional in providing mental health resources for these communities – a lack of equitable and inclusive mental health support and programs can lead to a decline in student retention, success and persistence.
As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Assess your campus culture, climate and regarding mental health and wellness – understand what mental health equity looks like so you can make changes to better serve your students.
- Identify common barriers to student success that lead to mental health challenges – be proactive in helping marginalized students get the help they need.
- Equip your staff, faculty & counselors with training, skills, and tools to successfully work with students of color– increase student engagement, satisfaction and retention by serving as a meaningful support structure for students in need.
- Understand how individual identities and backgrounds impact your practice with students.
- Consider the future needs of mental health resources and services as your campus becomes increasingly more diverse – allocate key fiscal and resources to ensure equitable and inclusive mental health support for all students.
- Create inclusive mental health programs and access for your students – draw upon best practices and external resources so you don’t have to recreate the wheel.
Naomi Sigg is the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at John Carroll University and plays a major role in the development of DEI and campus climate initiatives on campus. In her role, she oversees the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion which includes the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX, and the Student Accessibility Services. Naomi is a certified Green Dot Facilitator, Sustained Dialogue Moderator, and holds a Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace.
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Dr. Drakeford is the Associate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in University Health & Counseling Services at Case Western Reserve University.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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