"Tip of the Iceberg: Racism, Mental Health Disparities, & Cultural Competency," empowers participants to:
Understand the impacts of cultural identities on health behaviors and implicit biases, stereotypes, and microaggressions on BIPOC and their communities.
- Identify barriers to mental health treatment for BIPOC, including historical trauma, minority stress, internalized racism, and “double stigma."
- Utilize culturally-competent behavior, including providing meaningful support to, and encouraging self-care of, BIPOC and their communities.
- Employ various means of allyship, including self-education, acknowledgment of privilege, use of microinterventions, and the development of cultural humility.
"Tip of the Iceberg" also includes BONUS modules with strategies and tools tailored to youth-serving professionals working in schools, summer camps, and athletic settings. All modules are available and optional for every participant, enabling youth-serving professionals who wear "many hats" to learn from a variety of perspectives at their own pace.
- Lifetime access to this self-paced e-course moderated by a LEAD-credentialed instructor.
- A personalized 2-year certificate of completion.
- Access to a 40-page, downloadable post-course resource guide with population-specific lifelines and inclusive, culturally-competent, and trauma-informed self-help, community-based, and professional resources.
- FREE, lifetime access to an exclusive Facebook group and newsletter for continued education and support.
Hosting Companies or Organizations Receive:
- One free progress report per e-course or virtual workshop, on a date and time of its choice. This progress report includes a list of registered participants and individual reports that have lecture progress and quiz scores.
- Blinded evaluation and quiz results for all staff, in addition, to notice if any staff member requires additional mental health support.
Kyrah J. Altman's story of social entrepreneurship began at nine years old. As a result of growing up in a broken home, she began experiencing severe post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in middle school. While mental illness followed her throughout adolescence, she channeled her struggle into the founding of a social enterprise called Let's Empower, Advocate, and Do (LEAD), Inc.
In 2016, Kyrah won $32,500 of seed funding in the George Washington University New Venture Competition as the only competing college female and freshman student. Since 2012, Kyrah has been featured in the New York Times, on three national television stations, and was named the nation's 3rd best student entrepreneur by the EO Global Student Entrepreneurs Award.
Today, Kyrah is the CEO and co-founder of LEAD, Inc. Since its founding, LEAD has transformed into the industry leader in mental health education in the United States. Altman resides in her home state of Massachusetts to be near her younger siblings. She travels the world, speaking about the impact of social entrepreneurship on trauma survivors, the importance of proactive mental health education in schools, and the idea that "while not everyone has a mental illness, everyone can improve their mental health."
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