An examination of the social determinants of mental health reveals that some persons are at risk of mental illness and substance use disorders because of unfavorable social, economic and environmental circumstances. These disadvantages are cumulative, beginning at birth and remaining throughout life. The World Health Organization has published key findings and recommendations to bring awareness to the issue of social health disparities. This workshop will discuss the interacting forces that help shape individual and population-level mental health and well-being, including employment, food, access to and quality of health care, education, income, environment, social isolation, housing, and adverse childhood experiences. Social health disparities can extend across the life-span, beginning with exposure to risk factors from formative stages and decades beyond. The World Health Organization proposes that actions and policies addressing the problem need to be universal and inclusive, yet proportional to the need. This workshop will discuss the key messages and actions to reduce the risk of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders proposed by the World Health Organization and other resources.
Please Note: This learning event is a Zoom Meeting. It will be an interactive presentation during which participants will be expected to utilize their camera and microphone in order to particpate in group discussion and breakout rooms. For more information on using Zoom, please visit the Getting Started with Live Webinars section of our Help page.
Presenter: Julie Stevens MPS, ACPS, ICPS
Julie Stevens is an energetic and enthusiastic trainer and advocate of science-validated substance abuse prevention strategies, programs and practices. Some of Julie's accomplishments include: Recognized as the Texas Association of Addictions Professionals Addiction Professional of the year in 2009 for her contributions to the advancement of the profession; Awarded the 2011 Presidential Leadership Award from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium in recognition of her passion and commitment to creating healthy and safe communities; Presented the 2012 Master’s Academic Achievement Award from the College of Liberal Studies of the University of Oklahoma, which recognizes the outstanding master’s graduate for exemplary achievement; and Awarded the 2019 Special Leadership Award from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium for exemplary work in prevention.
Continuing Education Units: This training is approved for 3 CEUs by the following professional organizations:
*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
|Date||Fri, Feb 25 9:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)|
|End Date||Fri, Feb 25 12:00 pm GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)|
|Registration Start Date||Mon, Dec 27 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)|
|Event Time Zone||PDT|
|Cut Off Date||Fri, Feb 25 8:30 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)|
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