Conference Mission: To strengthen family and individual awareness of available health care services, behavioral and physical, through culturally sensitive education, supports, and partnerships. The 2013 conference theme: Embracing Healthy Families: Mind, Body, & Soul.
The 2013 Gulf Coast of Texas African American Family Support Conference (GCTAAFSC) was held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Reliant from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
The GCTAAFSC provides information and education to consumers, families and the community about mental health and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and physical health issues. The ultimate goal of the conference is to increase individual and family awareness of available behavioral and physical healthcare services, to reduce stigma, and to eliminate health disparities. Additionally, providers, clergy and decision makers are afforded culturally sensitive learning opportunities. Many involved have no other access to this information.
This year’s conference featured the former Houston Oilers NFL Player, Mr. Earl Campbell accompanied by his son Mr. Tyler Campbell, speaking on an individual and a family’s journey enduring health challenges, surviving depression, and addiction.
The GCTAAFSC targets the African American community and embraces all community members regardless of race or ethnicity, and conference participation at all levels has been inclusive. Conference history and photos can be viewed in the gallery.
Click to view the 2013 Conference Program
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