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Understanding Cultural and Racial Trauma

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Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

401 West Martin Luther King Junior Parkway

Des Moines, IA 50309

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Explore the basis of historical and cultural trauma. Learn how it impacts the willingness of ethnic communities and people of color to seek help for a variety of mental health challenges. Keisha Ross, PhD, will engage participants in a session outlining coping mechanisms and cultural considerations for serving communities impacted by trauma. This session will build connections and grow alliances for mental health access and advocacy, with a focus on bridging faith and mental health circles. Dr. Ross is a nationally recognized clinical psychologist with a demonstrated history of working in the settings of nonprofit organizations, independent practice, hospital, and government industry.

The event concludes with a local provider panel where we will discuss how racial and cultural trauma manifest in everyday life for members of our community and share resources for connecting to mental health support locally.

7:45 am: Registration begins with networking, light breakfast

8:15 am: Keynote with Dr. Keisha Ross, PhD

9:30 am: Mind Matters exhibit

10:45 am: Local Provider Panel

Ticket fee includes light breakfast and Science Center of Iowa admission. CEUs available.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 18 percent of American adults live with mental illness. To increase awareness and inspire action around mental illness in the community, the Science Center of Iowa is proud to host the “Mental Health: Mind Matters” exhibit and join forces with Capital Crossroads and a variety of community partners on a series of events related to mental health and mental illness. Learn more about the exhibit at www.sciowa.org/mindmatters, and view details on the scheduled events at www.capitalcrossroadsvision.com/mindmatters.

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