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First MIND Institute Training Begins April 9

Filed in Health Program News by on March 27, 2018

“MIND

Nile Sisters Development Initiative ( NSDI ) is proud to introduce MIND | Institute, a comprehensive training program for candidates interested in becoming behavioral health navigators for refugee and ethnic populations. MIND» ( Matters Involving Neuro-Disorders ) is a community-driven initiative that seeks to ensure that refugee and ethnic populations have equitable access to culturally and linguistically proficient mental and behavioral health resources. Through the Institute, prospective behavioral health navigators will learn key concepts for consideration when working with culturally diverse and underserved populations.The initial MIND I Institute behavioral health navigator training begins Monday, April 9.

MIND | Institute encompasses eight classes spanning one month, covering topics ranging from cultural competence and law enforcement to behavioral health. Specific subject-matter experts and the NSDI Health Advocacy Coordinator will present the material covered in each session.

After matriculation, health navigators will receive Institute materials and a nominal stipend to offset transportation and additional training expense. At the culmination of the one-month program, behavioral health navigators connect with community organizations to support individuals and families.

Candidates interested in participating in Institute training must submit required application documents by Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00pm. Address email inquiries to Danielle White, MPH, Health Advocacy Coordinator. dwhite@nilesisters.org

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