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Inaugural MIND | Institute Cohort Complete Training

Filed in Health Program News by on May 23, 2018


In early May, the first MIND | Institute» cohort successfully completed the one-month training program designed to increase awareness of behavioral health within refugee and ethnic newcomer populations. MIND | Institute participants engaged in small-group lectures and discussions led by seasoned subject-matter experts in cultural proficiency, behavioral health, law enforcement, public health, and other areas of interest to refugee and ethnic populations. 

Trainee Representation

  • 3 statuses: refugee, student visa holder, US citizen
  • 8 nationalities: Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mexico, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, USA
  • 15 languages
  • 18% male, 82% female

Trainee Feedback
“Exposed me to other challenges people may be going through.”
Kay S.
“Created opportunities to help people navigate their way through different challenges.”
“I do like most about the way that Nile Sisters organizes the training. I really appreciated it.”
Dalencier D.

 “Interactive learning.”

Trainer Participants

  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • Mental Health America of San Diego County
  • Psychiatric Emergency Response Team ( PERT )
  • San Diego Police Department
  • San Diego Pride
  • San Diego State University Academy for Professional Excellence and School of Communication
  • Janina Scarlet, Psychologist at Superhero Therapy
  • University of San Diego

Learn more about MIND» ( Matters Involving Neuro-Disorders ) 

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