Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture
The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC) was founded in 2000 at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. Janet E. Helms, to promote the assets and address the societal conflicts associated with race or culture in theory and research, mental health practice, education, business, and society at large.
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Diversity Challenge - October 18-19, 2013
13th Annual Diversity Challenge: Intersections of Race and Culture and Health and Mental Health
Diversity Challenge 2013
This year's Diversity Challenge focused on some of the complex health, mental health, and educational issues that might be improved or alleviated with more explicit consideration of race and culture in health and mental health research, practice, and policy across diverse settings. For two days, the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture hosted more than 110 presentations, symposia, workshops, structured discussions, and posters in a dynamic, positive learning forum.
Please view our session Abstracts from the 2013 Diversity Challenge: Intersections of Race and Culture and Health and Mental Health.
Next year's Diversity Challenge, "Intersections of Racial and Ethnic Discriminiation in Society: Implications for Education, Employment, Healthcare, and Legal and Social Policy," will take place in October 2014 at Boston College.
Dr. Janet E. Helms receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award
Janet E. Helms, PhD, is the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The award was created to benefit current or former academic faculty members who have inspired their students to create an organization which has benefitted the community at large. Read more about this national honor.
Learn more about some of the Institute's current projects, events, and initiatives by reading our current newsletter. We are particularly proud of our advocacy program at the Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, MA. This program matched BC Master's in Mental Health Counseling students with high school students to help provide each student with a voice and to help them to identity barriers to their success This is the third year of our successful program; read more about it on page 3 of our newsletter.
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