Free Deaf Cultural Training for Mental Health Professionals

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, the Borderland Rainbow Center in El Paso, Texas along with the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso is offering a Deaf Sensitivity and Cultural Competency Training.

Officials share that a deaf person often experiences isolation from their hearing family members. Isolation can contribute to depression, low-self esteem, and anxiety.

“We have all experienced isolation due to COVID-19. We as humans depend so much on physical socialization and constant communication that COVID eventually brought us to our weakest. Now, imagine going your entire life communicating only through the video calls, texts, emails, and being told to stay home,” organizers added. “The Deaf community already faces plenty of stigma when it comes to education, employment and literacy, let’s break the cycle by educating each other and raising Deaf mental health awareness!”

This training is free for providers in El Paso County. For those not in the area, there is a $45 cost associated with the registration. This 3- hour training also comes with CEUs.

A study focused on 144 Deaf children showed that 57% of those children had possible mental health problems, and a study focused on Deaf adults regarding depression and anxiety disorders demonstrated that the Deaf population remains underrepresented even when there is more than enough evidence that people with disabilities experience health disparities.

The 3-hour Live Webinar Deaf Sensitivity and Cultural Competency Training will address the gaps in training and knowledge for mental health professionals by giving them access to appropriate tools and resources to serve this population.

FREE for El Paso County, TX Providers   |   $45 for Providers outside of El Paso County, TX   |   Training Dates: 

May 21, 2021- Registration closed
June 18, 2021
July 16, 2021

All trainings will take place via Zoom at 12pm-3pm MST (Mountain Standard Time)

Click here for more information and to register.