Cultural Lenses: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Symposium

8:30am - July 21, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
South Southwest ATTC

United States

Registration Deadline: July 21, 2021
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Cultural Lenses: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Symposium

July 21st  and 22nd, 2021 8:30am to 12pm CT

This event is sponsored by the South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center. It was developed in response to a need identified in Region 6 by the ATTC Network. Presented by the University of North Texas at Dallas School of Human Services.


The symposium will feature speakers that highlight the cultural and structural elements affecting mental health and substance use disorder among Black/African American and Latinx/ Hispanic communities. The schedule will include breakouts for thoughtful, in depth discussions.

On July 21st, we will highlight the Black/African American cultural lenses. Included in the lineup of speakers is the New York Times bestselling author, Resmaa Menakem.

On July 22nd, we highlight the Hispanic/Latinx elements from experts in this topic area, including Dr. Luis Torres-Hostos, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. 

Please check out the full speaker line up here. 

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Continuing education units (CEUs) for clinical and behavioral health professionals are available. Thank you to the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and Association of Persons Affected by Addiction for making this possible.