Learning & Networking Events

CHNA 17 sponsors learning and networking around our priority areas – mental health, and racial equity. We provide trainings, community forums, and learning communities as well as a newsletter with additional resources.

Upcoming Events

This spring, we plan to hold a panel for high school students in Waltham and Cambridge. Black Mental Health Graduate students will lead this panel and elaborate on their career paths and their academic choices. This event will help expose young minority students to careers in mental health.

More information will be available as we approach Spring 2021.  Email chna17info@gmail.com for any questions you may have. 

Steering Committee Meetings

Steering Committee meetings are open to the public. 
They are generally held on first Tuesday of month from 10:00am-12:30pm (October, December, February, April, May) at the Arlington Youth Counseling Center.  Email chna17info@gmail.com for more information and/or to participate.

Special Projects/Outreach Committee

Work Description: This subcommittee helps to craft content for the CHNA, such as videos, and case studies. The group has 2 hour meetings, 4-5 times between September-June. Chair: Natasha Pierre. Members: Natasha Pierre (Chair), Jill Harvey, Monica Luke, Catherine Quinerly, Somaia Saba, Emily Fox-Kales, Nancy Rihan Porter, Stacy Carruth-Sesia. Email chna17info@gmail.com to participate.

Event Planning Committee

Work Description: This group helps to shape all convenings (meaning trainings and community forums). Community forum topics will include: scholarship recipients presenting on what they’ve learned, sexual harassment, and hate incident/bullying. Members: Lynn Rosenbaum, Stephanie Venizelos, Shameka Gregory. Email chna17info@gmail.com to participate.

Sustainability Subcommittee

Work Description: This committee is dedicated to strengthening the organizational and financial sustainabililty of CHNA 17.  We recently started using a tool from Engine of Success, to analyze our sustainability.  This group also helps identify funding sources, and helps write grants.Members: Colleen Leger, Liz Aguilo, Pietra Check, Stacy Carruth-Sesia, Betty Burkes. Email chna17info@gmail.com to participate.

Past Trainings and Community Forums

Our convenings over the past year have included:

The information contained in this training is for general information purposes only. The training is sponsored by CHNA 17 and we strive to offer trainings that align with our mission and our health priority areas. Additionally, the CHNA 17 steering committee regularly conducts votes to decide on which trainings to offer. While we endeavor to ensure the quality, suitability and accuracy of the content provided in each training, participants join at their own risk and assume responsibility for their participation.

While African Americans have a lower risk for many anxiety disorders, they have a 9.1% prevalence rate for PTSD, compared to 6.8% in European Americans.LEARN MORE BY SUBSCRIBING TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!