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Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC)

DMHA Conference on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Healthcare

This is a Pre-Registration - you will be sent a link to a payment site in mid-March April 25, 2018, the 15th Annual Indiana Conference on Cultural Competency for Behavioral Healthcare will be held at IUPUI. The conference theme is Invisible Diversity - Why It Matters which will provide insights into the cultures of communities that are often "not represented at the table" and hence invisible. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ashley Tuomi, who is Board President of the National Council of Urban Indian Health, the preeminent national organization addressing Native American health issues. Tuomi is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon and serves as the CEO of the American Indian Health & Family Services in Michigan. Breakout Sessions will focus on issues and needs related to: Appalachian Culture - an understanding of which is pertinent to the healthcare of individuals with addictions and/or HIV in communities like those in and around Scott County, Indiana. Culture of Addiction and Recovery - which will form the context for a discussion of Recovery Coach training and the benefits these Coaches provide for organizations serving individuals with addictions or who are in recovery. Intersectionality in the LGBTQQI Community - which will provide insights into the often not discussed and invisible complexity within this diverse community. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. with check-in at 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Morning, light breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as parking vouchers. *** Mid-March, you will be sent a link to the payment site as well as more details concerning the conference program content. This pre-registration is for gathering information that will (i) facilitate communication with you and (ii) provide us with insights into the audience and represented organizations at the conference. Conference sponsors are the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction and Indiana Native American American Indian Commission. Event planning and organization involves members of the IUPUI Equity Institute on Race, Culture & Transformative Action, the Center for Urban and Multicultural Education, and University of Indianapolis. TAGS