CAMH Addiction Rounds: Barriers to mental health services for people of African descent

On Friday, February 27, 2015, CAMH's Addictions Rounds presented a webinar titled, "Barriers to Mental Health Services for People of African Descent and Implications for Service Delivery."

Learn about:

  • Understand barriers to service;
  • Reflect on the need for greater cultural competence and safety in the intervention process;
  • Explore factors that promote recovery.

Watch this webinar here. EENet is pleased to present this webinar as part of our partner series.

The presenter

Donna Alexander, MSW
Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian & Caribbean

Donna Alexander graduated from the University of Toronto in 2005 with a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Concurrent Disorders. She previously worked in Correctional Services and Residential Treatment Service before transitioning to the Substance Abuse Program for African Canadian & Caribbean Youth (SAPACCY) Program in 2006. Donna currently serves as Vice President of The Black Health Alliance, a registered Canadian Charitable Organization consisting of community organizations, health service professionals, and community members working in partnerships to advance the health and well-being of the black community. Previously, she served on the Transitional Board of the TAIBU Community Health Centre, a project of the Black Health Alliance. Additionally, Donna lectures on treatment related issues at colleges and universities, and provides training to staff at community-based agencies as part of the CAMH efforts to engage with the community.

Addictions Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.