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Nature-Based Trauma-Informed Care in BIPOC Communities
NEEF will expand on its recent health and nature webinar, Using Nature to Improve Mental Health and Well-Being, through a virtual presentation that will explore how BIPOC communities can use nature to build mental and physical resilience. Conversations will examine nature scarcity in BIPOC communities and the pervasiveness of trauma stemming from climate-related weather changes among BIPOC persons.  

This webinar will examine the mental and physical health implications of nature scarcity and how engaging in green spaces can be a source of healing and restoration for BIPOC communities. It will also explore strategies for using nature as a tool for trauma-informed care, examine community needs and barriers to getting outside, and discuss methods of conducting structured outdoor activities in areas where nature access is limited.

The webinar will consist of a 40-minute presentation with 20 minutes for audience Q&A.

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-Explore benefits and strategies for structured outdoor activities in areas with limited nature access
-Examine the mental health implications of climate-related weather changes for BIPOC persons and how nature can be used as a tool for trauma-informed mental health restoration
-Discuss strategies for first responders to address climate-related mental health crises within BIPOC communities
-Share successes, practical resources, and tools

-Social and Community Health Workers
-Mental Health Professionals
-Healthcare Providers
-Land Management Staff
-First Responders

Dec 7, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Brenda Richardson
Coordinator @Anacostia Parks & Community Collaborative, President of Chozen Consulting, LLC
Brenda Richardson is an eco-feminist who has been working on welfare reform, environmental justice, economic development, education, behavioral health and health issues for the past 25 years. She currently serves as the Coordinator for the Anacostia Parks & Community Collaborative as well as the President of Chozen Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on community engagement, facilitation, training, and government relations, and is the Principal for “Women Like Us,” an initiative that focuses on design thinking for women.