ViewpointParents & Studentsare invited to participate in a special zoom session withDr. Milo Dodsonto discuss mental fitness. Through an engaging and interactive presentation, Dr. Dodson will provide a framework for understanding mental health and share helpful insights to mitigate social injustices from negatively impacting our mental health. He will also highlight why it's important for parents to talk with their children about mental health and how students can feel holistically supported at both home and school in their various multicultural identities.
Our time will include abreak-out session for studentsto talk with Dr. Dodson, plus amoderated discussion for parentswith fellow Viewpoint mom and Emmy® Award winning producer Nzinga Blake.
Dr. Dodson welcomes your questions in advance of his talk, which you can include with your RSVP. Parents and students may prefer to log on withseparate devicesto participate in their respective break-out sessions.
BIOGRAPHY: http://www.phdodson.com/ Dr. Milo Dodson is a Senior Staff Psychologist at the UC Irvine Counseling Center, where he serves as liaison to the Athletics Department and Esports Program. He also facilitates a Black men’s group on campus called Wabruda. Dr. Dodson is a committed advocate for service-based leadership, directing Hip-Hop artist Common’s Dreamers and Believers Summer Youth Camp, for nearly six years, and volunteering for both Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp and Kenny Stills’ Still Growing Summit. He contributed an original essay to April Ryan’s bookAt Mama's Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, and speaks as an invited guest for radio stations and keynotes, including a panel with Kerry Washington, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Yesi Ortiz for the movieCrown Heights. Dr. Dodson co-hosts a podcast with nationally-acclaimed radio personality Yesi Ortiz called Mental Health is R.E.A.L. (Reflecting Empathy and Love) to discuss wellness, mental health, and social justice.