DMHAS Two Day Workshop: Promoting the Health of African Americans: The Intersection of Violence and Health

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DMHAS Two Day Workshop: Promoting the Health of African Americans: The Intersection of Violence and Health

April 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Course Description: This workshop examines the unique circumstances that impede the successful delivery of health care services to African Americans and approaches to improving the delivery of preventive services to this population. Topics to be explored embrace both physical health care issues, behavioral health care issues and include childhood obesity, diabetes, asthma, environmental risks, and patterns of family behavior. These workshops will highlight the latest research and public health initiatives to promote the health of African Americans.




Robert L. Hampton, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology, Social Work and Urban Professionals at Tennessee State University.

Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Doctoral Program at Howard University School of Social Work.

Joyce N. Thomas, The President and Co-founder of the Center for Child Protection and Family Support in Washington, DC. ,

Freida Hopkins Outlaw, RN, PhD, FAAN is an Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College and former Assistant Commissioner, Division of Special Populations, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Obianuju Obi Berry, M.D.,Dr. Obianuju “Uju” Obi graduated Magana cum laude from Harvard College with honors from the History and Science Department and from the Department of Mind, Brain and Behavior.

William Oliver, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University.


A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.

There is no cost for attending this seminar.

Date: Thursday, April 16th and Friday, April 17th, 2015

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30)

Place:  Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT  06033

Phone: 860-659-1025

Register online at (click on Education & Resources then Professional Resources) or call 860-443-2896 x1400 or email

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal”.

Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).


April 16, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm