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Virtual Child Mental Health Forum - The Impact of Racism on the Mental Health of Black Children and Adolescents

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 10:00pm to 11:15pm

Date & Time: December 2, 2020 from 10AM - 11:15AM EST

Location: Virtually via Zoom, click here to register

The Impact of Racism on the Mental Health of Black Children and Adolescents

Eraka Bath, MD
Vice Chair for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Child Forensic Services
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Summary: Dr. Bath will discuss racism and police brutality as public health crises in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Bath will review racial inequities across various social systems. She will discuss the impact of systemic and structural racism and discrimination on health with an emphasis on the mental and physical health and well-being of black and brown communities. Dr. Bath will review definitions of racism, systemic racism, and review concepts such as weathering and allostatic load to highlight the ways in which systemic racism impacts health across various levels.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees. 
 
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
1) At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand systemic racism and identify racial inequity and its manifestations across various systems.
2) At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to give concrete examples of negative health effects of systemic racism.
3) At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will understand the ways in which police brutality is a public health issue.

4) At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to provide examples of how experiences of racism impact mental health.

December 2, 2020 from 10AM to 11:15AM EST

This presentation will take place virtually on Zoom. You must pre-register to attend. Click here to pre-register. 

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information

Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  
 
Psychologists: This program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Wellesley, MA for a maximum of 1 Credit. The Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 
 
Social Workers: The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.