Join us for: 
At The Heart of the Matter: Taking Care of Our Mental Health

Date & Time:
October 1st – 1:00-2:30 pm EST

 
Description:
At The Heart of the Matter Webinar Series explores the intersectionality of physical and mental health. COVID19 has surfaced the concerns that African Americans have as it relates to isolation, grief, loss, and community trauma. This session will also highlight the mental health needs across generations including addiction and suicide in young adults. Join us in a discussion of how our community is organizing to address this important issue.

Confirmed Speakers* Subject to change

Batsirai Bvunzawabaya, Ph.D., Director of Outreach and Prevention at University of Pennsylvania, Representative from The Steve Fund
Dr. Batsirai Bvunzawabaya is a Counseling Psychologist and is currently serving as the Director of Outreach and Prevention Services at the University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in Philadelphia. She graduated from Auburn University’s Counseling Psychology program in 2012. In addition to providing individual and group therapy, Dr. Bvunzawabaya enjoys participating in the training program at CAPS. Dr. Bvunzawabaya’s clinical interests include exploring issues related to minority mental health, body image concerns, sexual trauma, racial and ethnic identity development and social justice counseling. She is strongly committed to promoting and exploring how issues of equity and inclusion are incorporated in all aspects of her work.

Cory Ware, MPA, African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence, Morehouse School of Medicine
Cory joined the Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Division’s Center of Excellence teamas a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Corey received his Master’s of Public Administration (with a concentration in Public Management) from Georgia Southern University. During his time at Georgia Southern, Cory focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and its intersection with policy. Cory also served as President of the Master’s of Public Administration Student Association and headed his own research (in collaboration with his faculty advisor), entitled “Black Students’ Perceptions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions.” The project won honorable mention at the University’s Research Symposium. Cory also spent time working as a Policy Analyst intern for Stacey Abrams’ Southern Economic Advancement Project (S.E.A.P). He looks forward to contributing his expertise and enthusiasm to the work that we have begun at this Center of Excellence.

Moderator:
Al Richmond
Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Priority participants for this webinar series are HBCU affiliated, patients, caregivers, and community organizations.If you are affiliated with an HBCU and want to subscribe to updates click HERE.