Using Community Advisory Boards to Strengthen Mental Health Service Delivery for Refugees and other Newcomers
What will this webinar cover?
This webinar will provide an overview of community advisory boards and the role they can play in mental health service delivery for refugees and other newcomers. Speakers will review the advantages and challenges of using CABs, their structure and scope, and the CAB recruitment process. You will have the opportunity to gain insights directly from individuals who served on a CAB to improve family-based mental health services for Somali Bantu and Bhutanese refugee communities. They will share their experiences, lessons learned, and advice for forming and collaborating with CABs to improve services for newcomers.
Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is geared toward refugee service providers and others interested in using a community advisory board to inform their service delivery to newcomer populations.
Why should I participate?
After participating in this 75-minute session, you will be able to:
– Explain the purpose and benefits of community advisory boards (CABs) in service delivery and research
– Describe best practices for forming and facilitating an engaged and efficient CAB
– Recognize common challenges associated with CABs and identify strategies for overcoming them