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Monday, March 01, 2021
     

Ubuntu: Exploring the Black Community as an Inherited System of Peer Support

The South African concept Ubuntu means “I am because We are.” This concept speaks about the inherited interconnected thread that binds the Black community together. It is the often-unrecognized natural Peer Support that goes unnoticed and uncompensated. Join Mental Health America (MHA) as we discuss peer support from a critical lens that centers the agency and inherited value of the Black community.

Join this free, 60-minute webinar where you will learn how to:

  • Critically examine peer support and its role in Black communities
  • Understand how traditional African and African American values are inherited in peer support
  • Understand how agencies embedded in Black communities can center peer support for this population

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request.

Meet the Presenter

Tamia A. McEwen, PhD is the owner of Be Well, Friends LLC and is a Certified Yoga, Wellness and Qigong Instructor. As a former K-12 educator, she has a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction and Master of Arts in Secondary Reading Instruction. She represents Peer Professionals, as a board member for Peer Support Coalition of Florida (PSCFL), and as Digital Peer Mental Wellness Facilitator and Co-Facilitator with Orlando Peer Support Space. She is also the founder of Treasure Coast Peer Network that aims to bring awareness to lifestyle tools and networks that promotes well-being.