On Demand Professional Workshop: Cultural Competency- Awareness, Skills and Knowledge for Effective Behavioral Health Intervention with Older Adult Headed Families

This presentation was originally reviewed on December 13, 2023, and broadcast live online on December 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET. 

The views and opinions expressed by this presenter in this lecture are their own, and do not represent the views of Sheppard Pratt.

The phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren is an increasingly common occurrence. Data from the US Bureau of the Census (2019) report that grandparents have the primary responsibility for the care of more than 5.7 million children in our country. Of the children living in grandparent-maintained households, the highest percentage (12%) is within African-American families; Latinos are about 6% and White-Anglo families are around 4% (Bryson, 2001). Growth in African-American grandparent maintained homes has been calculated to be as high as 20-50% in some low resourced communities. Moreover, a National Health Interview Survey found African-American grandparent-headed households to include an overrepresentation of poverty, unemployed, and low literacy. Equally important is the lack of access that African-American older adults have had to health and hospitals for equitable care. Therefore, when they transition to the role of parenting (children) there can be a gap in the care they receive because of these psychosocial factors.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors and other mental health professionals. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe cultural competency skills and its essential components for effective behavioral health interventions based on research with racially/ethnically diverse grandparents raising grandchildren.
  2. Emphasize the intersectionality of equity, inclusion and social justice in providing behavioral health services to children with older adult parents, caregivers and/or guardians.
  3. Incorporate best practices for cultural competence and ethical behavioral health practice with diverse families headed by older adults.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 Participation
Course opens: 
01/16/2024
Course expires: 
01/13/2026

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About the speaker

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, APHSW-C, is the Ahearn Endowed Professor in the Boston College School of Social Work. Her practice interests include health disparities and health equity in serious illness care, aging and gerontology, and hospice, palliative, and end-of-life care decision making. Her research focuses on cancer care, social support for older adults, diversity, equity, and cultural factors influencing health care outcomes. She has served as Principle Investigator and/or Co-Investigator for over $5 million in federal grant funding focused on equity and inclusion for workforce development, aging, and health network sustainability. 

Dr. Bullock is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar and serves on several national boards and committees, including the Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) as vice-chair and the immediate past chair of the American Cancer Society (ACS) Oncology Social Work Research Peer Review Committee. She is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable Committee on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness.

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Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, APHSW-C, reports that she has no relationships with any entity producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 24 months. She will not discuss any products, services, or off-label uses in this presentation. All conflicts have been mitigated through review. 

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 1.50 Category II credits for Social Workers
  • 1.50 Psychologists
  • 1.50 Participation
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Professional Workshop: Cultural Competency- Awareness, Skills and Knowledge for Effective Behavioral Health Intervention with Older Adult Headed Families

Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, FGSA, APHSW-C

Ahearn Endowed Professor &  John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar

Boston College School of Social Work

Newton, MA

Originally reviewed December 13, 2023.
Originally broadcast live December 15, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Enduring Activity Credit Expiration Date: January 13, 2026.

Activity Time: Ninety-minute webinar lecture with a 15-minute evaluation process. Total Time: 1:45.

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