Peer Specialist Webinar Series: Navigating Authentic Advocacy: Uplifting Black and Queer Communities

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Doors to Wellbeing invites you to join our monthly Peer Specialist Webinar Series. This FREE continuing education opportunity brings experts by experience to expand peer specialist skills, knowledge and best practices. The series is the last Tuesday of every month (except December) at 2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT. 

Navigating Authentic Advocacy: Uplifting Black and Queer Communities
Presented By: Kris Locus

January 30, 2024 2pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT

Black and Queer individuals experience unique challenges and systemic barriers that have significant impact on their mental health, well-being, access and quality of behavioral health care received, and more. In this webinar, we will gain a broader understanding of the stigmas, stereotypes and systemic barriers experienced by this community. Explore tangible strategies for how to engage in authentic advocacy that promotes equity, inclusion, justice, and diversity and the pivotal role of peer support. Join us in unraveling the complexities and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight into the specific systemic challenges that impact Black and Queer individuals.
  • Recognize disparities in access to behavioral health services and explore how these disparities contribute to unequal outcomes.
  • Learn about mental health data related to Black and Queer folks.
  • Gain tools and resources for peer specialists to actively engage in advocacy efforts and drive positive change within their communities.