Together Series

The TOGETHER (Targeting Our Goals for Equitable Treatment in Healthcare, Education and Research) Series’ mission is to address the need for culturally responsive care in health professions and research to better serve underserved and marginalized populations.

The virtual series does this by creating a platform for diverse interdisciplinary speakers to present on topics relevant to addressing inequities in health. These presentations are conducted live to facilitate discussion then will be recorded, archived, and shared here.

Live webinars held Mondays from 5:30-6:30 PM CST.
Links to live sessions, recordings and additional resources can be found below.

Monday, February 1st, 5:30-6:30 PM CST

This presentation will provide an overview of the basic concepts and ideas for those working with LGBTQ individuals and their partners and families. It covers the importance of the distinction between gender identity, sexual identity, and gender assigned at birth. It will discuss the research of how creating inclusive and affirming space can foster resilience and mental health for LGBTQ folks and their families.

Additional Resources

LGBTQ Inclusive Mental Health The Basics Outline

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Monday, February 22nd, 5:30-6:30 PM CST

In the U.S. one in five children has exposure to another language in their home or community. As such, patterns of language acquisition can be highly variable. An educational challenge in this population how to distinguish between typical and atypical performance in L1 and L2 use. Comparison to of bilingual children’s language to monolinguals may contribute to high rates of misidentification of DLD. On the other hand, assumptions of a “normal” bilingual delay may contribute to documented delays in identification and intervention. In this talk I will present challenges for assessment of bilingual children and provide emerging solutions to improve our clinical assessment practices.

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Monday, March 15th, 5:30-6:30 PM CST

A Predominantly White Institution is defined as an institution of higher learning in which 50% or higher of student enrollment is white. As of Fall 2020, the University of Iowa racial demographics share that 81.3% of their students and 86.6% of their faculty are white. Being a student of color attending a predominately white institution can present unique challenges compared to white peers. This panel discussion will center what this experience is like across disciplines from the perspective of 4 current students at the University of Iowa. Our featured panelists include:

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Monday, April 5th, 5:30-6:30 PM CST

There are at least 350 languages spoken in this country with Spanish being the most often used second language. Thus, it is likely that you have already communicated with an individual who speaks a language other than English in your clinical or research endeavors. There are ethical issues and legal ramifications and mandates that have propelled the wide use of interpreters in medical, educational, and business practices. It is no longer an option, but a necessity and a culturally responsive practice to know how to access and work with interpreters appropriately. This presentation will provide information relative to the use of interpreters in a manner that supports your clinical and research goals.

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Thursday, April 22nd 6:00-7:00 PM CST

Note: This presentation will not be recorded. In this presentation, Dr. Shameka Stanford will discuss the importance of the clinician's role in addressing and combating bias, prejudice, and the school-to-confinement pipeline for youth with cognitive and communication disorders.

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