National Conference on Culturally Competent Response to Disaster

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Staybridge Suites Baltimore - Inner Harbor

17 Commerce Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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To respond to the increase in natural disasters, learn about successful disaster-related strategies for marginalized and rural communities.

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The All Healers Mental Health Alliance (AHMHA) and the Institute of the Black World 21st Century Black Family Summit invite you to National Conference on Culturally Competent Response to Disaster.

Given the increasing frequency of man-made and natural disasters, there is an urgent need to expand the capacity of AHMHA and its partner organizations to assist communities affected by natural and human-caused disasters. The conference will provide educational opportunities for attendees to:

  • List stages of disaster and resources available to communities to alleviate suffering;
  • Identify effective strategies to facilitate culturally competent responses to the mental health needs of vulnerable communities in the aftermath of disasters; and
  • Specify the critical elements of disaster preparedness that communities need to undertake to mitigate the impact of future disaster.

Image Credit: Michael Appleton, photojournalist

Preliminary Agenda

Friday, June 28

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Welcome

4:15 pm -4:30 pm: Conference Framing

4:30 pm -5:30 pm: Opening Session Panel: Overview of Contemporary Issues in Natural and Human-Caused Disaster in Marginalized Communities

5:30 pm -6:00 pm: Q&A and Discussion

6:00 pm -8:00 pm: Dinner and Networking

Saturday, June 29

8:30 am -9:00 am: Welcome, Introductions, Setting the Stage for the Day

9:00 am -10:00 am Panel 1: Culturally Competent Trauma, Counseling, Clinical and Support Services after Natural Disaster in Urban and Rural Spaces

10:00 am -10:30 am: Q&A and Discussion

10:30 am -10:45 am: Break

10:45 am -11:45 am Panel 2: Culturally Appropriate Healing Services in the Aftermath of Man-made Disaster

11:45 am -12:15 pm: Q&A and Discussion

12:15 pm-1:00 pm: LUNCH

1:00 pm-2:00 pm Panel 3: Promoting Disaster Preparedness and Prevention in Marginalized Communities

2:00 pm-2:30 pm: Q&A and Discussion

2:30 pm-2:45 pm: Break

2:45 pm-3:45 pm: Where Do We Go From Here? Organizational Initiatives and Ideas for Policy Change

3:45 pm-4:00 pm: Closing

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