Central Minnesota Mental Health Center has begun to provide it’s staff, as well as it’s community, with a bi-annual keynote speaker around core topics that are consistent with our values. These keynotes will address Domain 3 (Trauma Informed Educated and Responsive Workforce), Domain 5 (Create Safe and Secure Work Environments), and Domain 6 (Engage in Community Outreach and Partnership Building) of Central Minnesota Mental Health Centers ongoing TIC initiative.
Below are upcoming events occuring around our community.
The topic of the training is Cultural Competence and will be provided by nationally recognized speaker Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PH.D., LP. Here is a highlight to illustrate the level of speaker we are providing to our staff and community:
Dr. Garrett-Akinsanya has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for service including a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for her “visionary, creative and courageous leadership in promoting culturally competent education and training, research and practice,” the Distinguished Career Contributions to Service Award (APA Division 45), for her outstanding contributions in service to ethnic minority psychology as well as to the well-being of ethnic minority communities; the Dream Keeper’s Award by the Governor’s Council on Black Minnesotans for her work in the area of mental health and trauma; and most recently- the Professional of the Year, from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Minnesota.
If you are interested in attending this event, please complete and return the form listed below.