April 5, 2024
Building sustainable mental wellness communities focuses on how clinicians and mental health advocates can foster a supportive environment for individuals to thrive emotionally, psychologically, and socially. In an era where mental health is increasingly recognized as a critical aspect of overall well-being, creating communities that prioritize mental wellness is essential. In this class, participants will explore the history of community mental health, examine current resources and networks within their respective communities, and engage in solution-focused dialogue about ways to support the mental wellness of people in their respective work and communities.
This is an in-person workshop. The workshop will take place at the Chicago Minds coworking space located at 661 W Lake St, Suite 2S, Chicago IL 60661. Light refreshments will be served.
Camesha L. Jones, LCSW is a Community Mental Wellness Changemaker who serves at the intersection of culture, community, and social justice. She is the Executive Director of Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, a social enterprise that provides mental wellness care that centers the experiences of Black women in Chicago. Since Sista Afya’s founding in 2017, they’ve served over 1000 Black women through their innovative, community-driven programs. In 2020, she launched Sista Afya Community Care NFP, a nonprofit that provides free mental wellness care and education to women experiencing multiple barriers to care. Camesha’s work at Sista Afya has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Vogue, Allure, TEDx, and Rolling Out. Camesha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois who graduated from Spelman College with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Camesha strongly believes in eliminating barriers in the mental health field that people of diverse cultural backgrounds experience by creating affordable and accessible care that centers on the well-being of the whole person.
Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration.
This workshop fulfills the requirements for 2 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), and credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.
Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 48 hours before the event.
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