Building a Culturally Informed Network of Refugee Mental Healthcare Providers

This webinar was facilitated by Isabelle Darling, Clinical Mental Health Lead, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. This webinar is targeted towards service providers responsible for referring clients to mental healthcare providers and towards those mental healthcare providers themselves.

By the end of this 90-minute session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and distinguish key concepts related to cultural awareness;
  • Identify and apply actions to build a culturally informed provider network;
  • Understand how culture may impact perceptions about mental healthcare; and
  • Incorporate mental health approaches that honor clients’ cultures and values.


Navigate this webinar with the timestamps listed below: 

0:00 – Introduction to Switchboard

1:58 – Introduction to Speakers and Objectives

5:55 – Definitions and Models

19:43 – Starting Within: Mind your Bias; Know your Worldview

35:26 – Intersection between Culture and Mental Health

55:04 – Building a Referral Network

1:13:00 – Tools and Takeaways

1:16:37 – Recommended Resources and Q&A