The Impact of Covid-19 on The Mental Health of BIPOC Children and Families Virtual Event on June 19

By: PR Works
 
BOSTON - June 16, 2021 - PRLog -- The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health will present a virtual event, The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Health of BIPOC Children and Families, on Saturday, June 19 at 1pm. The event will be moderated by radio producer and personality Jamn 94.5's Santi DeOleo and a panel of mental health experts, healthcare and financial health experts.

The focus of the one-hour event will be to help parents and caregivers learn how to recognize and cope with changing behaviors caused by the pandemic. There will be a special link given to attendees to submit questions and concerns at the prior to and during the event to foster a more interactive session.

The event will start with DeOleo reading Isaac's Story, an illustrated book written by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health to help destigmatize and reframe how students talk about mental health for elementary school-aged children.  A panel discussion will follow to and explore how Covid has impacted the mental health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) children and families.

In addition to DeOleo, the expert panel features Financial Health Coach Curtis Chambers, Earl Miller of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Luis Borrero, also of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Again, attendees for the virtual event are encouraged to participate and submit questions for the panelists. The public is asked to register for the virtual event at https://dmh_covid19bipoc.eventbrite.com

About the Panel:
Curtis Chambers has worked as a Financial Coach in the Greater Boston area since 2017. He prides himself on delivering culturally proficient financial coaching and education practices to his clients-partners. He has also volunteered as a Financial Coach for local non-profits and in the community at-large. Curtis currently provides financial literacy classes for high school age and college bound youth. Prior to becoming a Coach, he provided in-home therapy in the Greater Boston area through a renowned nonprofit. It was through this work that the links between financial and mental wellness became crystallized for him.

Curtis has completed the Financial Health Counselor Program via the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors. He will be sitting for the Accredited Financial Counselor designation in August. Curtis received his BS in Psychology and Human Services from William James College.

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