Carmela Alcántara, Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work (Bio)
Natasha J. Williams, Assistant Professor, NYU Langone, New York University Grossman School of Medicine (Bio)
This session will provide a brief overview of sleep, and its role as an important determinant of health and health disparities, and the role of acute and chronic stress in sleep health. We will discuss how the confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic (coupled with the resulting financial crisis) and the racism pandemic in the United States affect sleep health. We will also discuss the differential impacts of these pandemics on the sleep health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as community strengths and resilience factors. We will conclude with a discussion of various evidence-based behavioral strategies to improve sleep health.
Objectives: Participants will better
- Understand the function of sleep and its relationship to health, and health disparities in the United States.
- Understand the impact of stress, discrimination, and trauma on sleep health in a COVID-19 and racism pandemic.
- Understand evidence-based behavioral strategies to improve sleep health.
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LIVE WEBINAR w/ Limited Capacity - Please note that this event is open to the public and being recorded for educational and professional development purposes.
FREE ADMISSION W/ OPTIONAL DONATION TO CSSW STUDENT EMERGENCY FUND
- Donations will go to CSSW students facing immediate crises including food insecurity, housing insecurity, or other unexpected COVID-19 related expenses.
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1.5 CE for NYS-, NJ-, and CT- licensed social workers and NYS licensed mental health professions. Other states, please confirm with your licensing board as many other states accept our social work CE.
***Tickets are available until 8:00am on 7/16/2020 OR when capacity is reached***