Upcoming Events

Upcoming STAR Center Virtual Learning Opportunities

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Did you miss our STAR Center Equity and Inclusion in Leadership Networking Call for People of Color? Click on the title below to access the link to the recording!

Core Leadership Skills for People of Color in Behavioral Health Roles: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2 pm ET

Co-facilitators: Celia Brown, Regional Advocacy Specialist at NYS Office of Mental Health and Chacku Mathai, STAR Center Director

Mental health care disparities, defined as unfair differences in access to or quality of care according to race and ethnicity, are quite common in mental health (IOM, 2002). Social determinants of mental health and health disparities are experienced at significantly higher rates by African-Americans when compared to other racial, ethnic, and gender groups in the United States (Mullens, Baquet 2005). Disparities in mental health, however, exhibit a decidedly different pattern from disparities in health so there is often confusion about how to address these differences and improve mental health outcomes for specific racial and ethnic groups in the United States. This networking call is an opportunity to review these differences and identify key examples of how people of color in behavioral health leadership roles can work towards eliminating such disparities.

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Calling all Executive Directors!  

Core Leadership Skills: Pursuing New Financing Opportunities: Executive Directors’ Roundtable for Peer, Youth and Family Run Organizations in Behavioral Health
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
2 pm ET

Co-facilitators: Maria Bell-Servick, Executive Director, Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Johanna Bergan, Executive Director, Youth Move National, Decorah, IA, Chacku Mathai, STAR Center Director

Guest Discussant: Sue Bergeson, Lake, MI

There are a number of different financing opportunities and strategies used in today’s behavioral healthcare environment that youth-, peer- and family-run organizations need to plan for. Changes in the way federal, state and local funds for behavioral health services and supports are managed, including through managed care, can affect organizational infrastructure, contracting systems and linkage agreements with other organizations. What does this mean for youth-, peer- and family-run organizations and how are executive directors for these organizations navigating this environment?

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Collaborative Leadership Series: Working Across the Divides

Special STAR Center Training Opportunity!

Collaborative Leadership Facilitator Skills Training Program: Working Across the Divides

The Opportunity!

Up to 20 people will be chosen through an application process to learn and implement facilitation and leadership strategies in the following skills: