CoE Office Hour: Strategies to Support Wellbeing and Retention of BIPOC Staff

Due to structural racism, staff who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other historic and ongoing environmental stressors. As a result, BIPOC individuals have persevered and shown resilience, both inside and outside of the workplace, despite the stress and re-traumatization that unintentionally occurs in these spaces.

Now, more than ever, behavioral health and primary health care organizations are positioned to support their BIPOC staff amid these stressors through increased acknowledgement, awareness and skills to create a safe workplace that enhances staff retention, resiliency and overall wellbeing.

Please join us for our Office Hour session on Thursday, April 22 from 3 – 4 p.m. ET to discuss strategies to support workforce development, retention and overall wellbeing among staff who identify as BIPOC.

This session will feature expert panelists, including:

  • Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT, consultant, trauma informed services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Aaron Williams, MA, integrated care consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Terence Fitzgerald, PhD, EdM, MSW, clinical associate professor, Department of Children Youth and Families, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
  • Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, president, Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.