Postponed: Teleconference with Dr. Olga Acosta Price

Date: 
March 24, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
WebEx Teleconference
COSEBOC Teleconference with Dr. Olga Acosta Price

PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased activity for our upcoming Annual Gathering of Leaders in May, we are postponing our next teleconference in our series"Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders" with Dr. Olga Acosta Price. We apologize for the inconvenience to those who have signed up. Please visit again soon for an updated schedule.

2018 Teleconference Series: Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated

The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is proud to announce its 5th speaker in our educational teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders. The goal of this series is to create, deepen and strengthen the capacity of educators and advocates dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color. 

We are honored to host our colleague and friend, Dr. Olga Acosta Price, currently Chair of the COSEBOC Board of Directors.

Dr. Acosta Price is an Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She is also Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, a national resource and technical assistance center committed to building and sustaining effective school health approaches.  As director she advises government officials as well as leaders in education systems and health care institutions on how to provide integrated, cost-effective and high quality health programs in schools, train professionals in best practices in school health, and inform policymakers and the public on alternative approaches in school-based health care.

Dr. Acosta Price has a strong interest in prevention and early intervention programs that address the mental health needs of children and their families, and has developed, implemented and evaluated programs promoting mental health and resilience conducted in school and community settings. She began her professional career as associate director of the Center for School Mental Health Assistance, a national technical assistance center, and assistant professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine.  Upon her departure from Baltimore, she accepted a position as the director of the School Mental Health Program (SMHP), an award-winning program, at the Department of Mental Health in Washington, DC.

Dr. Acosta Price will be asked to respond with her thoughts and ideas to the 2018 COSEBOC theme, Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated. We anticipate a spirited, lively and informative conversation. We hope you can join us!

 COSEBOC thanks the support of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement

CBMA