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Friday & Saturday, Nov. 16th & 17th, 2018

Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall

1585 Massachusetts Avenue, WCC 2036 Milstein East

2nd Floor

Co-sponsored by MHLAC & CHHIRJ

drawing of profile of face made with short black lines getting denser near the face features with the title Race Racism and Mental Health on the left

Friday’s agenda will feature a keynote by David Williams, Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on “What is Racism?” followed by panels and discussions on:

“The Experience of Irrational White Fear: #LivingWhileBlack”

“The Impact of Everyday Racism”

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Treatment- Learning (and Teaching) Cultural Humility

Saturday's program will focus on potential legal approaches and solutions. A panel on “Race, Mental Illness and the Justice System” will precede discussion break-outs on “Reforming Policing” and “Efforts to Combat Mass Incarceration.”

2 DAY PROGRAM AGENDA

go here for additional program materials https://charleshamiltonhouston.org/events/race-racism-mental-health/

NOTE: This event will be recorded and available to the public online sometime after the event occurs.

 

CREDIT INFORMATION:

The Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) has approved this program for six (6) credits for Friday, Nov. 16th & four (4) credits for Saturday, Nov. 17th for all divisions (YAD, CAFL, MHLD and Private Counsel Criminal Division). All questions about CPCS credits should be directed to CPCS Administrative staff. Payment of $75 is required to attend any portion of the 2-day event.

Attendees seeking CEUs for attendance from professional licensure organizations other than CPCS will have to pursue individually.

QUESTIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS REQUESTS:

For questions and inquiries about the event, please contact Ellie Sarcia at esarcia@mhlac.org or (617) 338-2345 ext. 121.

For information and accommodations requests, please contact Gisela Valdez gvaldez@mhlac.org (617) 338-2345 ext. 131.

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ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS: For information and accommodations requests, please contact Gisela Valdez (617) 338-2345 x131 or gvaldez@mhlac.org.

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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the close of business 1 week before the event, MHLAC will issue a refund of your registration fee minus $25. All persons canceling registration after close of business one week before the event or unable to attend will receive a packet of materials from the conference event.

CONFERENCE GRIEVANCE POLICY: Any person who is dissatisfied with the response of MHLAC regarding conference policies as stated on conference registration forms and/or this website, may, within 30 days of the event, request a review by the MHLAC Executive Director.

CONFERENCE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: Any person who is dissatisfied with the response of MHLAC regarding conference policies as stated on conference registration forms, may, within 30 days of the event, request a review by the MHLAC Executive Director. The Executive Director or a designee shall review the circumstances and shall communicate in writing with the grievant within 20 days of MHLAC’s receipt of the complaint regarding the results of the review. Grievants whose complaints are deemed justified shall be afforded such relief as will address their concern and/or, to the extent possible, make the person whole. The Executive Director’s decision is final.

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