Through this workshop attendees will better understand how to identify symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Using his expertise through his own work and research, Dr. Geroge Ramos will further discuss biological and cultural factors in relation to Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Attendants will develop tools to facilitate non-judgment conversations and explore services for parents that are presenting with symptoms of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. 

Title: Understanding the Needs of Newly Arrived Immigrant Parents to NYC

Date: 11/16/22 

Time: 10am-1pm 

Location: 590 Avenues of the Americas – 9th FL 

Learning Objectives:

  • Exploring the Lived Experience of a parent who has immigrated to NYC
  • Discuss the services available for immigrant parents and families to NYC 
  • An education expert will present regarding the various DOE services for children who are currently entering the DOE and may have various immigration status
  • The Strong Families and Communities Training Center’s Communities That Care program will share about their work with the community and ways community social service providers and leaders can help influence community policies and supports.  

Title:   Supporting Youth Mental Health in a Traumatic World 

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022  from 1-3PM

Location: Zoom (Link will be provided after registration)  

Audience: Social Service providers within the New York City Area ie case managers, social workers, peer advocates, mental health providers, coordinators, case workers, and those working with the youth in various capacities. 

Professionals with the following licensed will be eligible to receive 2 free continuing education credit LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, PSYD and PHD.  If you are seeking to obtain CEU’s please provide license number on the registration form.   

Presenter:  Dr. Akeem Marsh has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically neglected communities. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Home of Integrated Behavioral Health – The New York Foundling and as a consultant member of the Verywell Mind Review Board. In part through his leadership efforts, The New York Foundling has participated in a learning collaborative through the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) following a competitive selection process and was a recipient of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF) 2022 Award for Advancing Minority Mental Health. He maintains a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Marsh is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has presented nationally and internationally in a variety of professional conference settings, has authored many articles, and recently published a book he co-edited, Not Just Bad Kids: The Adversity and Disruptive Behavior Link. 


Date: March 9, 2022

Time: 10am – 12pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Description: The New York Foundling’s Strong Families and Communities Training Center in collaboration with Jodi Ziesmer, Director of the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)’s Immigrant Protection Unit, and Lisa Pineda, Mental Health Clinical Director of Terra Firma at Montefiore Health Systems, would like to invite you to explore the legal and mental health needs of the immigrant population with in NYC.

In this workshop attendees will analyze the experiences of a variety of immigrant groups in the US ranging from. refugees, and undocumented folk to residents and asylum seekers. Attendants will learn how to provide support to these families and begin to understand their unique mental health needs and challenges.  We will also discuss the mental health needs specific to immigrant families. Lastly attendees will receive tools and resources to help support immigrant families with their mental health wellbeing.