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Community Health Workers / Citizen Advocations and other interested individuals part of the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) Health Literacy and COVID-19 Plan.
This Training is funded through the Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) Health Literacy and COVID-19 Plan, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) grant initiative.
Without question, the global pandemic of 2020-2021 has had a significant impact on children, adolescents, and families across North Carolina. Key indicators of mental health and well-being suggest that children and adolescents, in particular, are experiencing declines in mental health and academic performance and have inadequate access to services to support their complex needs. But how can we best understand how children and youth have experienced the effects of the pandemic, and how do we respond effectively as human service professionals?
In this presentation, we will review what we know about the current state of child and adolescent mental health in North Carolina and will link this to policy and practice applications for our everyday work. We will explore how the pandemic highlighted existing health disparities for children and families with marginalized identities and link this to a need for advocacy work within North Carolina. We will also underscore the importance of remaining resilient as professionals amid a challenging practice landscape and will discuss how to implement lessons learned from the pandemic to drive practice innovations aimed at supporting child and family well-being.
This program is designed for community health workers, community advocates and health educators. The course will address the skills required for effective patient education. These include, health literacy assessment, reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, and critical analysis as well as communication and interaction skills. The participant will have the opportunity within the program to practice the use of plain language and teach back methods as effective tools to communicate and confirm patient understanding. Additional information on educational and community resources for the health care educator will be discussed.