Now What Do I Do? Supporting a Child in Distress
The Steve Fund is hosting a three-part webinar series for parents and families addressing the mental health of college students of color. The Steve Fund’s mission is to support the mental health and emotional well-being of college students of color. It works in partnership with colleges and universities, non-profits, researchers, practitioners, and groups serving diverse populations.
As young people of color transition to the college and university environment, they are faced with serious challenges to their mental health and emotional well-being. This webinar series grows out of an crucial need to inform and support parents and families of color as a critical resource in the emotional well-being of their children.
The webinar series will focus on aspects of mental health and well-being for the student, discussing topics ranging from the unique pressures and challenges faced by students of color, to potential strategies for positive change. The presenter is Dr. Meeta Kumar, Director of Outreach and Prevention Services at the Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Pennsylvania. She will discuss challenges faced by students of color during college and emerging adulthood and ways in which parents and family members can help their child thrive within this environment. We hope that this conversation will prompt dialogue and build knowledge around this issue among families, college leaders and service providers, and promote innovative solutions for this population.
The webinars will be of interest to parents and family members, college and university leaders, faculty, researchers, student services staff, college counseling professionals, and students and peers. They are ideal for families who seek to support the success and emotional well-being of students of color. They are also valuable to all mental health and student services professionals who would like to learn more on the subject from outstanding thought leaders in this area. Please join us as we discuss challenges faced by this group of students, opportunities for families to serve as impactful advocates and supporters of their students’ mental health, and institutional approaches for supporting program improvement.
Following the live webinars, access to view the recorded content will be available at the Steve Fund’s Knowledge Center on www.stevefund.org.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT RSVP HERE
Part 2 of the Back to School Guide for Parents and Families Webinar Series on the Mental Health of Students of Color
Dr. Meeta Kumar, Director of Outreach and Prevention Services at the Counseling and Psychological Services as well as adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Meeta Kumar is a psychologist and an experienced professional in the field of college mental health. In her role as Director of Outreach and Prevention Services at the Counseling and Psychological Services of the University of Pennsylvania, she is responsible for coordination, development and delivery of university wide programs that support mental health and wellness of students. She works closely with all campus constituencies including faculty/staff, student groups and parents/families. She is a national presenter on an array of college mental health topics. Dr. Kumar is adjunct faculty in the Asian American Studies department. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.
Please stay tuned for the announcement of Part 3 of this series (tentatively scheduled for December). Part 1, which aired on September 22nd will be available to view at our Knowledge Center very soon!
About the Steve Fund
The Steve Fund is the nation’s only non-profit organization focused on promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. It works with colleges and universities, students, non-profits, researchers, practitioners, and with groups serving diverse populations. It aims to stimulate dialogue and to promote effective programs and strategies that build understanding and assistance regarding the mental health and emotional well-being of the nation’s students of color as they enter, matriculate in, and transition from higher education. Learn more at http://www.stevefund.org. Follow us on social media: Facebook | Twitter