Promoting Social Equity for Underrepresented Individuals in the Workforce

The experiences of people from historically underrepresented groups in the mental health and substance use treatment workforce often are impacted by their identities. For National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, we will focus on understanding how one’s identity can play a role in their career path. Join us for a powerful panel discussion where our speakers will share their experiences navigating the workforce. We will learn about the impact of positionality through a social justice lens and identify strategies to uplift historically marginalized voices within the workforce.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the experiences of people from underrepresented groups in the workforce.
  • Learn how to support and advocate for people from underrepresented groups.
  • Recognize the impact of positionality when promoting social equity.

Featured speakers:

  • Angelica Cortez, MPA, EdD (Senior Vice President of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Pacific Clinics)
  • Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCMP (Founder and Principal, ATC Consulting)
  • Mari Aceves, EdD, DSW, BCBA (Consultant, Trauma-informed, Resilience-oriented, Equity-focused Systems, National Council for Mental Wellbeing)

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