Mental Health 101 for Clergy

First Congregational Church of Oakland 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland

Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson presents - Mental Health 101 for Clergy. We've been hearing from clergy in District 5 that they're being asked more frequently to assist congregants with mental health issues and don't feel adequately trained to assist or know where to refer people who need professional help. This will be an introduction to early signs and symptoms of mental illness experienced by individuals as well as the impact of complex trauma on the lives of individuals, families, and communities. All denominations are welcome and encouraged to attend. SCHEDULE 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Registration & Dinner 6:00 - 7:30 pm: Workshop   Click here to register   For questions or more information, contact Amy Shrago: Amy.Shrago@acgov.org, (510) 272-6695

Free

ATHSSM – 4th Annual MLK Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast

Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel 1 Hegenberger Road, Oakland

Allen Temple Health and Social Services hosts its 4th Annual MLK Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast and fundraiser on Monday January 20, 2020 at the Hilton Oakland Airport. Our theme this year is ”A NEW ERA. A NEW WAY.” By supporting the 4th Annual MLK Drum Major for Freedom Breakfast, you will be helping us to assist members of our East Oakland community during a time of increased needs of services. This event is featuring special guest and keynote speaker, Sharon Cooper, who is a Community Activist and sister to Sandra Bland. Sharon speaks on her life, legacy and HBO's "Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland". Special performance by Destined 2 Dance. 8:30-9:30am Event Registration and Networking 9:00-10:30am Breakfast and Program   Tickets: $75 | Link

$75

African American Family Outreach Project – You Are Not Alone Workshop

Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center 1075 62nd Street, Oakland

On Saturday, February 1st, 9:30am – 2:30pm, the African American Family Outreach Project will host its free informational workshop "YOU ARE NOT ALONE," for African American families who seek support and care for those who are living with mental illness and/or addicted to drugs or alcohol with an opportunity to talk with several mental health professionals. Open to the community, the "You Are Not Alone" workshop is open to the entire community and will take place at the Charles Porter Golden Gate Recreation Center, 1075 62nd Street, Oakland, CA. Family members with lived experience say "when mental illness or substance abuse hit our loved ones, we did not know where to turn. In these workshops, we're actually able to talk with the managing psychiatrist for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and get answers! It's made a huge difference." Time will be offered for individuals to discuss symptoms, causes and medications with a Alameda County psychiatrist Aaron Chapman - an expert in dealing with drug and alcohol problems and advice from experienced family members who are willing to help. Lunch is provided free of charge. Advance registration is required for proper planning. Please RSVP by Thursday, Jan 30th.   RSVP Required: http://youarenotalone2020.eventbrite.com/

Free

You Are Not Alone Workshop

Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley

On Saturday, March 21, 9:30am – 2:30pm, the African American Family Outreach Project will continue hosting its free informational workshop series "YOU ARE NOT ALONE." This workshop is particularly designed for African American families who support and care for individuals who are living with mental illness and/or addicted to drugs or alcohol with opportunities to talk with several mental health professionals. RSVP: http://youarenotalone2020.eventbrite.com Family members with lived experience say "when mental illness or substance abuse hit our loved ones, we did not know where to turn. In these workshops, we're actually able to talk with the managing psychiatrist for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services and get answers! It's made a huge difference." Time will be offered for individuals to discuss symptoms, causes and medications with a psychiatrist; an expert in dealing with drug and alcohol problems and advice from experienced family members who are willing to help. Lunch is provided free of charge. Advance registration is required for proper planning. The registration deadline is Thursday, March 19th. http://youarenotalone2020.eventbrite.com

Earth Day Webinar: When White Folks Catch A Cold – A Black Church Huddle on Health & Environmental Justice

Streaming Online CA

COVID-19 has pulled back the covers on the layers of environmental injustice that confront the African American community. In many cities across the country, Black people have the highest rates of coronavirus infection, are being forced into health hazards on the job, and are experiencing price gouging at the market and long lines for free groceries. These scenarios are not new, but how they relate to environmental justice is not always clear. Join members of the Black Church community on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Earth Day - for a conversation designed to inform and ignite action to address the current and coming challenges facing the African American community. Featuring: Sha'Von Terrell, MCRP Dr. John Kinney Dr. LaShauna Austria Rev. Michael Smith Rev. Morris Henderson RSVP Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7T3LtZg1TUGGPr_vZ-qlJQ

Earth Day 2020: Black, Green & Traumatized

Streaming Online CA

Environmental trauma has lasting and catastrophic impacts on our community. To address this reality, the Center for Food Faith and Justice has joined forces with Green The Church, Seeds for Peace and the Black Church Food Security Network on Earth Day April 22nd @ 3pm PT/6pm ET, to host a "Black, Green & Traumatized" webinar. All are impacted by COVID-19, but not equally. The facts are that African Americans are dying at higher rates from this deadly virus than other races. Largely because Black communities face a disproportionate burden of environmental toxins because of where they live, work and worship.  African Americans often appear marginalized in a system that values the natural world while devaluing Black and Brown bodies as part of the created order. This discussion will address the intersection of environmental justice and mental health in the African American community and solutions toward avenues of equity in this era of COVID-19 and climate justice. Register Today: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xAL8ZFbBSEuh8kVKMULxjg

Healing Black Lives – Online Retreat

Streaming Online CA

Join us for HEALING BLACK LIVES, a day of healing specifically for people of the African diaspora. In this time of physical distancing, we are offering a modified retreat via Zoom's online video platform. During these tumultuous times, many of us are bombarded with images and reports that Black community will be most heavily impacted by this current public health threat which is perpetuated by structural racism, classism and other marginalization. We know that as tides rise, it is often Black folks that suffer the greatest consequences. Witnessing the current impact on ourselves, our loved ones, and communities carries physical and spiritual weight. Gather in sacred (virtual) community affirming that OUR BLACK LIVES MATTER. Facilitated by: Rev. Kamal Hassan & Xan West, the retreat includes: Practices for sustainability, resilience, and spiritual well-being Community connection and support Finding strength in ourselves and one another Sharing hopes and visions PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so we can send you the information to securely access Zoom. Tuition is sliding scale with scholarships available and no one ever turned away for lack of funds. Click to register: bit.ly/healingblacklives

BBAAC Presents – DSTUCount: Black Life & Livelihood

Streaming Online CA

BBAAC Presents #DSTUCount: Black Life & Livelihood ✊🏿🌡 Join us for an online meeting Saturday, April 25 2020 at 12 pm on the Census, Black Health and COVID-19. We are living in a world today we’re our accurate count and staying informed during a health crisis is very crucial to our survival. In addition, we have partnered with @eastoaklandcollective and @ekokitchensf to distribute 222 meals for lunch during this time to our underrepresented communities. Please spread the word and we’ll see you virtually Saturday! RSVP here: www.dstucount.eventbrite.com Zoom Meeting Info: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/89173679572 MEETING ID: 891 7367 DIAL IN NUMBER +(669) 900-6833 Presenters include: Laurissa Wells, U.S. Census Bureau Not Hard to Count But Hard to Convince Soror Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters Decisions for Elections 2020 Louis Shackelford, HANC Legacy Project Updates in HIV/AIDS prevention Dr. Jocelyn Freeman-Garrick, Highland Hospital Emergency Dept. COVID-19 in the Bay Area Stephan Wallace, PhD, HIV Vaccine Trials Network COVID-19 in Black Communities #DTUCount #BBAAC #SocialAction #HealthyLifestyles #Cencus2020 #BlackHealth #Community #BayArea #Elections2020 #Covid19 #HIV #AIDS United Way Zoom Meeting Info: HTTPS://US02WEB.ZOOM.US/J/89173679572 MEETING ID: 891 7367 DIAL IN NUMBER +(669) 900-6833

Free

UC Berkeley Social Welfare – Trauma-Informed Approaches for Resilience during Covid-19

Streaming Online CA

Dr. Joyce Dorado and Dr. Susan Stone will discuss practical strategies for addressing pandemic-related trauma and stress in individuals and systems (e.g. educational, child welfare, public health) through the lens of trauma-informed principles based in the science of trauma, stress, resilience, and healing. How might the disruptions of the COVID-19 crisis affect individuals and organizations in the short term, and how can we prevent a second epidemic of acute and chronic trauma-related difficulties? What science-based tools can we use to navigate this challenging time? **There will be a Facebook Live. Please feel free to submit your questions in advance at bit.ly/BC_042820 ** Learn more about this and other upcoming #BerkeleyConversations at bit.ly/BC_COVID19_2020

Virtual Town Hall: Parental Stress During A Pandemic

Streaming Online CA

Please join Supervisor Keith Carson for a Virtual Town Hall on Parental Stress During a Pandemic, Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Parenting is hard under normal circumstances, and now parents are having to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic while sheltering at home. Add in financial instability, uncertainty about work, and general worry about the health and well-being of your loved ones, it can feel overwhelming. As we all continue to shelter in place, it is a good time to check-in with parents to talk about their stress and the mental health impacts on children, as well as share advice for coping and resources available to help. PANELISTS: Mary Jayne Sims, Ph.D Psychological Services UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Kim San Gabriel, AMFT Family Support Coordinator Family Paths, Inc. Carla Keener, Director of Programs, First 5 Alameda County WAYS TO JOIN THIS MEETING: Online: https://zoom.us/j/96138800139 Phone: (888) 475-4499 (Toll Free) or (408) 638-0968 Webinar ID: 961 3880 0139

 

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