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This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop. *Click to view the workshop PDF flyer
 

Dr. Mirian Ofonedu, Ph.D., LCSW-C, is the Director of Training at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Graduate School and the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Johns Hopkins Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and Adjunct Professor at the UMB School of Social Work. Dr. Ofonedu is a psychologist, licensed clinical social worker and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). She served as APA Division 37 Program Chair and Task Force on Diversity Initiatives Coordinator and currently serves as Chair for Division 37 Diverse, Racial, Ethnic, and Multicultural Special Interest Group (DREAM SIG) and liaison to the Committee on International Relations in Psychology. She is a recipient of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Multicultural Council Award for Leadership in Diversity and the Kennedy Krieger Institute Social Justice Award. She is a master trainer for the APA's ACT Raising Safe Kids program and contributes to the field through her clinical, research, and training expertise at local, state, national, and international levels. Dr. Ofonedu's work, which spans over two decades, is inspired by the core values of recognizing and building on the strengths and competencies that exist in a person, family, and community; being culturally responsive to each person's unique needs for the purpose of creating a more just, inclusive, and equitable society for all. Click to read presenter’s bio.
 

CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs
 

Course Description: To achieve health equity, eliminate disparities and improve the health of all groups, there is the a need for coalition building and strategies for promoting positive mental health outcomes for youth of color and other racial and ethnic groups. For the marginalized and underserved youth, families, and communities, the pathways to effective mental health services and supports are complex and challenging to navigate. This workshop will provide a unique learning opportunity for participants on prevention and effective strategies, which promote positive mental health outcomes for the marginalized and underserved youth, families, and communities. This seminar reflects continuing education program content that is intended to meet most professional licensing board requirements of enhancing competency in the provision of culturally responsive practice to diverse populations. It meets the Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice content requirement.
 

Instructional Level: Intermediate
 

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the critical role that providers and community members play in addressing social injustices and promoting positive mental health outcomes for youth of color.
  • Describe 2-3 facilitators and 2-3 barriers to effective engagement with youth of color and their families in treatment and service programs.
  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of best practices that produce more equitable experiences and outcomes for Black youth.
  • Apply the “Family as Host” model for culturally responsive practice and learn practical strategies for targeting engagement early and throughout the care and service provision process to promote positive health outcomes for Black youth.
     

Target Populations:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical and medical staff
  • Direct support professionals
  • Other community service providers
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Students/trainees

 

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs, and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A Certificate of Attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $60 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $20 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $15 for students/trainees workshop registrations. Those registering as students must use their school email address at registration to confirm their student status. CEU credits will only be offered to those who registered and paid as professionals. 
 

There is no processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received five business days prior to the training. If you are paying by check, please write the date of the session on the memo line. For example: "SLS June 22, 2023."
 

Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS June 22, 2024")
 

Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244
 

Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees ONLY:  If your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer. Those registering as KKI employees must use their Kennedy Krieger email address at registration to confirm their employee status.
 

Kennedy Krieger Institute Trainees ONLY:  If you are registering as a student and your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKITRAINEE" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer. Those registering as KKI trainees must use their Kennedy Krieger email address at registration to confirm their trainee status. Please note: CEU credits will only be offered to those who registered and paid as professionals/KKISTAFF.

Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by e-mail Training.MCDD@kennedykrieger.org  seven business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.
 

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-4114.