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2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

No More Martyrs is pleased to present the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  

African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.  

This special event will take place at the

Birmingham CrossPlex

on July 12, 2018 with pre-summit training available on July 11th.

About the Summit

The Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit is a unique national event that focuses on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care and advocacy. The summit is open to the public and scheduled for July 12, 2018. CEU credits are available for attending the Summit as well as through pre-summit training offered on July 11, 2018.

The theme of this year's event is:

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Call for Programs

We invite you to submit a proposal to present.  This special event will offer interactive, community-centered opportunities to engage the field of mental health and diversity.  We encourage you to share your expertise and help to advance knowledge and practice in this essential area of care.

Click here to Submit a Proposal

Who Should Attend

This event focuses on collaborative conversations about improving quality of mental care and dismantling stigma for minority populations. Target audiences include licensed mental health counselors, university students with interest in mental health, non-profit professionals, social workers, nurses, educators, consumers (and loved ones), mental health advocates, community health organizers and religious leaders.

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training will be offered as a Pre-Summit Training on July 11, 2018.  Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour public education program that teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.  

CEU Training

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available by attending the Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit.  Additional CEUs are available through Pre-Summit training scheduled for July 11, 2018.  Stay tuned for more information. 

Summit Speakers

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Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado is our opening keynote speaker.  He serves as Associate Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. He is co-editor of the counseling text Elements of Culture in Counseling. His research interests include the ethnic identity development of Chicanas/os and Latinas/os, the effects of internalized racism on communities of color, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of students of color. He has received research grants from the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, and the Hewlett Foundation to study the sociopolitical development and civic engagement of students. Dr. Hipolito-Delgado is currently leading a team investigating factors that impact the recruitment and retention of students of color in counselor education.

Stay tuned for additional speaker information

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As a sponsor of the 2018 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, your organization, company or institution has a wonderful opportunity to make participants aware of your committment to encouraging the overall wellness of Alabama and beyond.  No More Martyrs welcomes all levels of support and appreciates your consideration for supporting the success of this year's event.  

For sponsorship information, email Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org

Travel Information

For those traveling into Birmingham, Alabama:

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport 

5900 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212

www.flybirmingham.com

Click here for a list of Suggested Hotels

Special Needs

No More Martyrs is committed to making all events accessible to all attendees.  For special needs, including dietary restrictions, please email Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org. 

Questions

For questions or additional information, contact No More Martyrs at Info@NoMoreMartyrs.org or 205-440-2837