Global Health Pathway
The FACES Coalition partners with the Global Health Fellows Program-II and GlobeMed to diversify the global health workforce. Many of the students we work with in FACES programs come from an immigrant, multi-lingual and multi-cultural experience. Perhaps more importantly, they come with lived experiences that make them better able to serve patient populations who suffer from the impacts of poverty, trauma and displacement.
In an effort to capture our students’ inherent skills and distance traveled to better serve communities oversees, FACES Coalition partners with GHFP-II to build curriculum for youth interested in a career in global health. The goal of this work is to build sustainable pathways for high school students interested in working in global health and to bring their assets to the effort of the United States to positively impact the world’s health and well-being.
Read more about our work in global health:
Lived Experience and Diversity Are Essential to the Future of Global Health
Behavioral Health Pathway
Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the future of behavioral health. It is rooted in a cultural competency framework and is inspired by the Wellness and Recovery movement, strength-based and client-centered care models, mindfulness and traditional healing. The 11th grade classes learn about different ways of defining mental health challenges before using things they learn from a panel of professionals to create mock treatment plans for a vignette-based group project. The curriculum for the 12th grade internship program is geared towards skills needed for their placements at local behavioral health agencies: positive communication in a clinical setting, HIPAA and confidentiality, the Stages of Change and more. The 12th grade curriculum is collected in a series of workshops which can be mixed and matched depending on specific needs and interests of the group. Other topics include: cultural values and identity, mindfulness for self-care, drumming as traditional healing and non-verbal communication.