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The Smith Learning Center - Teachers College Columbia University
525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027


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Apr 10 2024


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Navigating the Waters of Community Based Mental Health

About the talk: In a world where mental health challenges are prevalent, building resilient communities equipped to support individuals’ well-being is more crucial than ever. Community-based approaches emphasize integrating mental health care into the fabric of the community and leveraging community resources to support individuals’ mental health and well-being. This session will explore a framework for providing tools that clinicians, parents, and educators can use to support mental health and resilience in community-based settings.
About the speaker: Dr. Lena L. Green currently serves as the Executive Director of the HOPE Center, a community-based mental health clinic in Harlem, NYC connected to the historic First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC). She is both an Associate Professor and Project Manager in Population Health Science & Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and also a Clinical Professor at both NYU and Columbia University schools of social work. In her more than 20-plus years of direct practice and management experience as a leader, clinician, professor and administrator, Dr. Green has had a tremendous impact on countless New Yorkers. Her work encompasses the integration of faith-based mental health services, reducing mental health treatment disparities in racial and ethnic populations, and clinical interventions with various populations across the lifespan, including interdisciplinary approaches for new and expectant parents. She is skilled in various areas of mental health, program planning and development, clinical supervision, and building strategic partnerships. Her research focuses on fatherhood, mental health in communities of color, and trauma-informed practices.
We look forward to your attendance at this important conversation.
To request disability-related accommodations, contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) at oasid@tc.edu, (212) 678-3689, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.