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Mental Health First Aid for Consumers, Families and Staff

Wednesday, July 10, 2-3pm EST
 Dr. Lucy Esralew

Dr. Lucy Esralew is the Clinical Administrator of SCCAT and S-COPE, two statewide crisis response and clinical follow up programs funded by the NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services through Trinitas Regional Medical Center. She will be giving an overview of an approach that is used to provide post-disaster support to individuals who have been exposed to manmade or natural disasters. This presentation will review how we can extend support in times of crisis to consumers, families and staff in order to return everyone exposed to trauma to a sense of safety, routine and normalcy as soon as possible. We will consider why individuals with IDD are particularly vulnerable following exposure to traumatic events. Guidelines will be offered to adapt this approach to the unique needs of individuals with IDD, their families and staff.

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Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability

Wednesday, July 17, 2-3pm EST

Health disparities impacting underserved racial and ethnic groups have long been recognized. More recently, disparities between people with and without disabilities have been identified. However, there has been little attention to the overlap between these two areas of research. The purpose of this webinar is discuss the concept of intersecting disparities and present findings from recent research on health and healthcare disparities experienced by people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups.

Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Institute on Development and Disability;
& Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine,
Oregon Health & Science University

Glenn T Fujiura, PhD
Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development
Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
Editor in Chief, the journal Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
College of Applied Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

Tawara D. Goode, MA
Assistant Professor
Director, National Center for Cultural Competence 
& Associate Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 
Center for Child and Human Development 
Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics

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