Dr. Denese Shervington has an intersectional career in public health and academic psychiatry. This presentation utilizes the Social Ecological Model to explore the impact of interpersonal, community, institutional, and societal factors on individual-level behaviors in minoritized children, especially those living in poverty and experiencing racial oppression. A Healing Justice framework which expands upon current evidence-based models of screening and treatment to include ancestral and indigenous practice-based evidence and wisdom is offered as a method of transformational healing for minoritized children and their families.
eNew Beginnings Online Parenting Program Helps You Support Happier, Healthier Children Following Divorce
eNBP is the Nation’s Leading Online Research- Based Program for Divorced & Separated Parents. eNew Beginnings Program teaches tools within the four building blocks of effective parenting after divorce or separation.
Caregiver Resources for Earthquake Response: Syria, Türkiye, and neighbouring countries
These caregiver resources for earthquake response were created by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. They include pamphlets and short videos presented in Arabic, Turkish, and English.
Utilizing Family Skills as a Protective Shield for Families Living Through War, Displacement and Other Challenging Contexts
Parenting can be challenging at the best of times, let alone parenting children through war or refugee contexts. Global conflicts entail many changes for children and their families, with the potential for acute and longer-term impact on well-being and mental health. What can we do to help? Effective parenting can act as a protective shield against the difficulties that children face in challenging times.
We Are the Medicine: Possibilities for Flourishing Through Difficult Times
This session with Dr. Christina Bethell presented new research and approaches to promote child and family well-being using a positive approach to health that fosters self, family and community-led healing of the trauma and adversity concentrated in many of our families and communities today.
The Promise of the Healing-Centered Paradigm in Education
Drawing on extensive doctoral research and professional practice, this lecture with Dr. Angel Acosta invites participants into an exploration of how practitioners and scholars have deliberately integrated the notion of healing into K-12 curricula and professional education.