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BMHA Dr. Maxie Collier Awards Ceremony & VIP Reception & Call to Healing Summit, May 30th + 31st, New Shiloh Baptist Church


Theme: Building Resiliency in Black Children, Youth and Families After Stress and Trauma

The goal of the BMHA 2018 Summit is to provide empowerment through collaborative, responsive, “community-defined” and best practices to meet the needs of children, youth parents/caregivers and the wider community. The presentations will highlight how culturally-relevant approaches to the socialization of Black children, youth and families are fundamental to successfully address conventional and expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Toxic Stress and Trauma. National and local thought leaders will guide us through this journey and help shape a strategic, solutions-focused narrative as we move closer to: “All the children are well!”

The overarching focus attends to the following interconnected areas of the wellbeing of Black children, youth and families:

  1. Promoting healing and resilience of Black children, youth and their families who have been exposed to trauma and toxic stress.
  2. Exploring what is known about the science and impact of trauma and toxic stress on brain development and overall development and behavior of children and youth.
  3. Developing a culturally-relevant trauma-informed understanding and approach to caring for children, youth and their families who have been exposed to trauma.
  4. Engaging families and incorporating the perspectives of children and youth in the development of all mental health care planning.
  5. Measuring collaborative community leadership, organizational accountability and results-based outcomes.

Confirmed Summit Presenters

Dr. Kevin Washington, past President of the Association of Black Psychologists, currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Howard University and Pastor and Dean of Imani Temple.

Dr. Melissa Clarke, a practicing board-certified Emergency Physician, is founder and CEO of
the BHE Group and author of the best-selling book for healthcare consumers, “Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?!

Dr. Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, President and CEO of Envision Consulting, LLC has served as the Deputy Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Senior Deputy Director of the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration under the District of Columbia’s Department of Health.and Chief Operating Officer of DC’s Department of Health.

Farajii Muhammad. Youth Empowerment Coordinator for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore also is WEAA Radio Show Host, For The Culture with Farajii.

Dr. Raymond Winbush, Research Professor and Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University.

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