Enhancing Knowledge Through Online Learning

Upcoming Events

All Events run 6:30 - 8:30 PM Central Time

March 8         

Culturally Responsive Practice with Deaf BIPOC Individuals. 

Presenter: Reshawna Chapple

May 11     

Brother-Sister Childhood Sexual Abuse.  

Presenter: Risa Shaw

July 13    

Relationships between Deaf Culture, Body Image, and Eating Disorders for Deaf Women.  

Presenter: Adena Rottenstein & Aileen Aldaur

September 14  

Trauma-Informed Care and Deaf Culture.  

Presenter: Lisa Swanson

November 9   

Forging Pathways Despite Communication Barriers

Presenter: Jaime Wilson

                                     

Poorna Kushalnagar is the principal investigator of grants funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) that support studies aligned with her research interest: patient centered outcomes, cancer health communication, and applied interventions to improve deaf people’s health and quality of life outcomes.  She also is a professor in Psychology at Gallaudet University.

Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

Bimonthly online discussions are continuing education opportunities for mental health interpreters and clinician who work with deaf consumers.  QMHI's are required to have 40 contact hours continuing education per year.

You can go to this URL  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- for more information on how to join the webinar.  More tips for using Zoom can be found HERE

All presentations are in the form of a webinar.  Links to the webinar will be send out the same day as the event. This year our webinars will be hosted on Zoom.  To use this platform, please read documents on the Zoom Website.

Important:  In order to assure time to process your registration, completed form and payment must be received 7 days prior to the event you wish to join.

Registration fee for all online discussions in calendar year 2020 is just $35.*  

How to Register:

  • Send a check for $35.00 made out to ADARA- MHIT Fund along with the completed form to:

Shannon Reese, Services Coordinator
Alabama Department of Mental Health
Office of Deaf Services
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL  36130

* January to December 2020.  This fee is NOT pro rated. This fee is included as part of the registration for participants of the 2019 MHIT Interpreter Institute.  Registration for 2021 will be included in the 2020 Interpreter Institute fees.

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January 12, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences”

Presented by: Poorna Kushalnagar and Claire Ryan

Claire is a doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in pediatric psychology. She has clinical training in providing evidence-based assessment and intervention to youth and their families in schools, medical settings, and mental health treatment centers. Claire's research interests center around identifying risk factors and increasing the capacity for early screening and identification to improve behavioral health outcomes for deaf youth. 

“Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences

This monthly on-line discussion will provide participants with opportunities to interact with interpreters in the field of deafness and explore research articles, discuss presentations and apply the online discussion to service provision.

 The Objectives of the Training:

  • Participants will define adverse childhood communication experiences (ACCE).

  • Participants will identify constructs within adverse childhood communication experiences.

  • Participants will explain ACCE’s relationship with multiple chronic medical conditions

Target Audience:

Interpreters in Mental Health, Community Interpreters, Mental Health Professionals, School Counselors

Pre- Reading

Adverse Childhood Communication Experiences Associated With an Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases in Adults
Who Are Deaf

Presentation Flyer Available for Download HERE

Registrations will need to be submitted

You only need to register once each calendar year