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Supporting an anti-oppressive practice: A reflective session on cultural humility for perinatal providers
December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
White supremacy affects every system in our society and, therefore, our work with clients in the perinatal period. In the service fields such as home visiting, perinatal mental health, and medical fields, traditional methods can propagate further oppression and marginalization for individuals and groups. An anti-oppressive and anti-racist shift in the helping relationship requires introspection and a willingness to challenges our implicit biases. This session will explore tools to implement a framework of cultural humility for providers in different capacities.
Presenter: Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, PMH-C, RPT-S
Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, PMH-C, RPT-S, is a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health. Her practice supports individuals identifying as women and clinicians working on practicing from an anti-oppressive framework.
Advanced registration for this event is required, click here or on the website link below to register. Prior to the event you will be emailed the zoom link for the webinar.
Meyleen is a Latinx psychotherapist specializing in perinatal and infant mental health. She is a social work doctoral student focusing her research on anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in mental health. Her practice supports individuals identifying as women and clinicians working on practicing from an anti-oppressive framework. She sits on the Board of the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health and has served as the Chair for the Florida Chapter of Postpartum Support International and as the past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy. She enjoys training, speaking, and writing and believes that the more we can support each other, the better for our communities.
This free training is part of the Perinatal Mental Health Initiative Webinar Series provided by Perinatal Support Washington through a grant from Strengthening Families Washington at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).