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    What’s In Your Cultural Toolbox?

    H. Jeanette Vaughn, M.Ed., NCC McEachern High School

    Dr. Mirna B. Wynn, EdD Hillgrove High School

    October 15, 2019

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Tools to Implement:

    – A Peer Mediation Program incorporating cultural norms and traditions.

    – A Parent Workshop promoting student and parent collaborative engagement.

    – Interactive Games to engage students in mental health awareness.

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    Presentation Overview

    • Counselor Cultural Competence

    • Our Story & Cultural Norms

    • Cultural Tools for Counselors

    • What We Learned

    • Additional Resources

    • Q & A

    Counselor Cultural Competence

    • Critical Reflection – Analyze Cultural Assumptions – Engage Students

    • Respect Other • Accommodate Individual Learners • Intercultural Communication Skills • Focused Activities & Intentionally Structured

    Environments • Be Genuine

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    Demographics McEachern High School

    Demographics

    Statistics

    1 Total Number of Students - 2,400

    2 African American - 70% Hispanic - 18%

    White - 8.3%

    Other - 3.7%

    3 Economically Disadvantaged - 60%

    4 Graduation Rate - 84% (2018)

    - 90% (2019)

    Cultural Norms & Research African-American Community

    1 Artistic Expression - Art, Music, Literature

    2 Traditions - Religion & Family

    3 Fellowship & Food

    4 Attitudes Toward Mental Health

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    Demographics Hillgrove High School

    Demographics

    Statistics

    1 Total Number of Students - 2,400

    2 White – 46.65% Black – 34.82%

    Hispanic – 10.58%

    Other – 7.95%

    3 Economically Disadvantaged – 22.7%

    4 Graduation Rate – 93.4% (2018)

    – 93.6% (2019)

    Cultural Norms & Research Hispanic/Latin American Community

    1 Traditional Patriarchal Structure

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    3 Recent Immigration Policies

    4 Attitudes Toward Mental Health

    Familismo

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    USING THE TOOLS Strategies & Interventions for African-American & Hispanic/Latino Students

    • PEER MEDIATION PROGRAM

    • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    • PARENT WORKSHOPS

    PEER MEDIATION

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    PEER MEDIATION Goals • Reduce Time & Resources Spent

    on Discipline • Empower Students to Resolve

    Problems Themselves • Teach Problem-Solving Skills

    Program Process • Communication

    • Student • Faculty

    • Training • Initial • Ongoing

    • Program Usage & Incentives • Mediator Strengths • Gift Cards

    REVIEWING THE DATA Peer Mediation

    ● Pre-Survey (Faculty) ● Post-Mediation Survey

    (Students) ● Pre & Post Awareness

    Student Survey ● Disciplinary Referrals ● Program Usage

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    PARENT WORKSHOP

    Salud Mental y Enfermedad Mental

    Parent Night and Parent Workshop ● Two Sessions

    ○ Night Session ○ Day Session

    ● Overview of Mental Health and Mental Illness ● Hispanic/Latinx Attitudes toward Mental Illness ● PPT, Video, Q & A ● Sit down conversation

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    REVIEWING THE DATA Parent Workshop

    ● Pre and Post Surveys ○ Attendance

    ● Viewpoints ● Knowledge gained ● Thinking outside the

    box

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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    ● Social Media Addiction ○ Prize Wheel

    ● Developing Healthy Relationships ○ Plinko

    ● Coping with Stress ○ Jenga

    ● Healthy Eating Habits ○ PowerPoint Trivia

    ● Toss Out Depression ○ Corn Hole

    ● Anxiety ○ Putting Green

    REVIEWING THE DATA Food For Thought

    ● Number of Students Reached ● Mental Health Subjects Addressed ● Information/Resources Distributed ● Changing Perceptions of Mental Health

    Issues and Resources Available

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    ADDITIONAL TOOLS

    ADDITIONAL TOOLS

     Senior Class Inspiration

     Birthday Recognition  Upper Class Student

    Mentors  Snacks  Office Decor &

    Ambiance  Self-Serve Resources  Student

    Encouragement

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    ADDITIONAL TOOLS

     Spanish Population

     Mental Health Video

     Spanish Speaking College Fair

     Funding

     Hispanic Student Forum

     Student ID – Back Side Printing

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    THANK YOU

    QUESTIONS

    H. Jeanette Vaughn, M.Ed. NCC McEachern High School

    [email protected]

    (770) 222-3723

    Dr. Mirna B. Wynn, EdD Hillgrove High School

    [email protected]

    (678) 331-1368

    mailto:[email protected] mailto:[email protected]