Equity and Inclusion: Core Values for Our System of Care

Innovative Conversations Session 13 – Recorded  April 2022

Patrick Kanary, founding director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and host of the CIP’s Innovative Conversations series, welcomes new CIP SOC Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD, and current CIP Co-Director, Bobbi Beale, PsyD to discuss the new CIP Equity and Inclusion training series, the various levels of cultural awareness addressed, the long-lasting healing of youth and families that can result.

Since her appointment as the Center for Innovative Practices’ (CIP) SOC Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD has been hosting an extensive series of trainings for Ohio’s care providers and clinicians on a number of equity and inclusion areas pertaining to staff development and provider outreach and understanding. (Click here for more information.)

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In addition to creating and facilitating a monthy  Equity & Inclusion Learning Community, Dr. McFarlane has also presented training series on: Understanding the Culture of Poverty; Trauma-Informed Family Engagement: Understanding Implicit Bias & Structural Racism; Affirmative Care to Genderqueer Youth & Families; and Equity in Behavioral Health for All Youth & Families in Ohio

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Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD
Dr. McFarlane,is a clinical psychologist with over 14 years of experience in the provision of mental health services to children, adolescents, and families in multiple settings and systems. Dr. McFarlane has also been recognized in federal court as an expert in trauma. Throughout her career, Dr. McFarlane has provided trainings related to behavioral health services to clinicians, providers, and supervisors across the System of Care (SOC). These training areas include, but are not limited to, trauma, assessment, diversity and inclusion, stress management, poverty, psychosis, autism, and culture.

Below is a list of upcoming training events with descriptions and dates. Registration links will be provided in the next couple of weeks, but we hope you’ll save the dates for the ones you’d like to attend.

In the coming months we will have further news pertaining to a new Equity and Inclusion Learning Community along with a Lunch and Learn Series, starting in January.

Bobbi Beale, PsyD
Co-Director, Center for Innovative Practices, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Dr. Beale has specialized in designing non-traditional therapy programs for youth populations that are at risk or have trauma histories. Her programs have utilized adventure therapy (AT) to increase skills and resiliency, and include individual, family and group applications. She also worked on validating AT with clinical research in Trauma-Informed Day Treatment and implementing a new AT program with both home-based and multi-family group components. Bobbi is also a trainer and consultant on issues related to youth including: Trauma & Resiliency, Bullying, Supportive Behavior Management, Outcomes, Cultural Diversity, Evidence-Based Practices and Teambuilding.

Dr. Beale previously served as the Director of the Center for Applied Resilience at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, Ohio. She has been serving at-risk youth and families at C&A since 1991; first as a home-based therapist, then a program supervisor, program designer and division director.


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