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September 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $10.00





This program is funded by a grant from the York County Community Foundation for

York County and presented by Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association – PMHCA

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $10

**3.0 hrs. Social Work Continuing Education Credits
(Pending NASW Approval)






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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has become a prominent subject of focus for businesses and programs across the country, often targeting hiring practices, company culture, and political policy, but what does it mean? In this interactive training, we forget the politics and break down the fundamentals of DEI. Participants will learn what DEI means, how it can positively impact our society, what implicit bias is and how it fits in, and most importantly: how true DEI is more than an initiative – It’s a mindset!

This workshop educates individuals on how to open their perspectives and worldviews to accept, appreciate, and support diverse populations. It allows people to heal from implicit bias that can be traumatizing and reduces the amount of segregation and discrimination people experience.  The workshop will also provide an opportunity for individuals to understand their own personal bias and propensity for judgement in a way that encourages a significant reduction in stigma surrounding stereotyped groups. 


  • Develop a basic understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Identify how the “DEI Mindset” can improve our society and ability to connect with others
  • Define, recognize, and begin to heal from Implicit Bias
  • Find opportunities by busting down DEI barriers
  • Discover how to have the conversation and change the world


Christopher Lunsford is someone with lived experience in the child-serving mental health system who has taken his experiences with mental illness and recovery to become and advocate and leader for youth and young adults who experience mental health challenges. Chris speaks openly about his mental illness while using video games to provide a place of support and healing through the online streaming platform Twitch since 2015 under the moniker of “Fencechild”. There, he has fostered a community of people ranging from youth to older adults who benefit from being able to talk about their mental health, passions, and challenges all through their common love of gaming. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chris now resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he has been trained as a Certified Peer Specialist and serves as the Call For Change and Youth Care Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association.

Tristan Schnoke is a young adult who is married, has a child, owns pets, and also has a mental illness. She has experienced anxiety since childhood. Tristan has also experienced many traumas throughout her life. She has learned to grow through things instead of trying to jump over them and that has helped her to become a strong advocate for other young people who struggle with mental health and traumatic experiences. As the Community Outreach & Member Services Coordinator of Youth MOVE PA, Tristan’s goal is to make sure that young people are being included, heard, and understood when changes to the mental health system are being made. We have a voice and we need your help to hear it!

“Pending Approval NASW-PA Chapter will be a co-sponsor of this workshop. 1.5 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”


April 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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