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Cultural Differences in Crisis Intervention

January 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

January 28, 2021
10:00am-11:00am Pacific Time (PT)
This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.0 CEs for Psychologists and 1.0 BBS California CEUs for licsense Counselors, Social Workers and LMFT’s.
Event will be held via zoom. Live attendace is required to receive CE/CEU credit for this program

This program will focus on the importance of cultural competence in working with children and families to address mental health concerns. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study found that children who experience serious abuse or neglect, later have a much higher risk of developing mental health issues of depression, suicidality, and chemical dependency.
Efforts to respond to crisis situations across national and international boundaries have presented challenges to the cultural and contextual appropriateness of available interventions that have been developed. Promising practices and guidelines related to cultural competence are developing across various mental health fields, and international collaboration among professionals in response to crisis is growing. However, empirical studies are still few and far between on evidence-based strategies and interventions. Culture- and context-specific approaches are challenging to develop and measure, but they are essential for effective intervention. The identity of a child, family history, and relationships between the child and the school make each incident a unique case. A promising area of theory and research has been developing since the 1990s in the US on trauma-informed and trauma-sensitive schools (SAMHSA, 2014; Plumb et al., 2016). Research in this area overlaps with the goal of primary level crisis prevention and intervention in the outcome goal of ensuring resilience and well-being of children at risk.

Presented by: Breeda McGrath, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist @as Associate Campus Dean for Online programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Breeda McGrath, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist who serves as Associate Campus Dean for Online programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her areas of expertise include cross-cultural psychology, crisis response training, social-emotional learning, internalizing disorders, higher education and training in psychology. Breeda has worked with children, families, and adults in public schools and in private practice since 1998. Originally from Ireland, Dr. McGrath currently lives in Puerto Rico and has collaborative projects in Indonesia, India, Senegal, Greece, and Puerto Rico. Breeda is a consultant to The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants.
This program is free to attend


January 28, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
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