This year has been very challenging for our community, parents, and youth. The stress of dealing with COVID-19 and the inability to socialize with friends and family has caused strains to our mental and emotional wellbeing. In an effort to promote mental stability during this time of uncertainty, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas is hosting its first Community Conversation on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in partnership with Okay to Say.
We created a great panel of speakers to help answer questions and offer mental health advice, learn more about them below!
Greenhaw coordinates the Chamber’s public education policy efforts, supports various education initiatives, and serves as the Chamber’s liaison with Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and other regional public education entities.
Dr. Ashiofu is a fourth-year general psychiatry resident at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She has spoken on panels and podcasts discussing topics surrounding mental health in minority populations including barriers to treatment, health inequities, and stigma.
Rubin is a nonprofit leader and seasoned policy expert with a record of success designing and managing policy initiatives at the state and local levels. She has worked with some of the nation’s leading foundations and nonprofits on early education, public health, child abuse prevention, after-school, and criminal justice issues.
Schell developed and implemented the Teen Recovery Program which treats adolescents with both mental health and substance abuse issues in a unique clinical model specifically focused on the needs of adolescents. In her current role, Sue works towards extending behavioral health services into our community, focusing on early identification of treatment needs and preventive care.
Dr. Williams began her career as a board-certified pediatrician in federally qualified and community health clinics serving underserved populations. In her current role, she provides clinical oversight to the many virtual health programs within the health system and serves as the clinical leader within the Children’s Health Care Network, helping to foster alignment between the system and community providers.
This free virtual event will highlight practical approaches that parents can take to protect their family’s mental health, with help from industry professionals. To register for the event, please click here.
Okay to Say is an award-winning public awareness campaign whose goal is to encourage people to talk openly about mental health with family members, friends, and other loved ones.