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Dr. Janet Taylor      

Self Care & Wellness Activist, Psychiatrist, Author of "The Courageous Classroom: Creating a Culture for Students to Learn and Thrive"

Dr. Janet Taylor is a Community Psychiatrist and Executive Coach in Sarasota, Florida. She is on the frontline battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. She holds a M.D. from the University of Louisville, completed her psychiatric residency at New York Medical College and obtained an MPH from Columbia University “s Mailman School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She completed her coaches training at The Coaches Training Institute. She had a column in Family Circle Magazine, “Ask Dr. Janet”.

Dr. Janet is also frequently featured on ABC “Good Morning America” and NBC “The Today Show” and CNN. She is a former host of the Discovery Health/OWN series, “Facing Trauma” and was the Guest Care Director for “The Jeremy Kyle Show”. She is an expert in the neuroscience of Implicit Bias, Conscious Allyship and Leadership. Dr. Janet is the author of the Amazon bestseller, The Courageous Classroom Creating A Culture of Safety for Students to Learn and Thrive (Wiley,2021).

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From "Sick and Tired " to "Fired Up and Ready to Go"

The Role of Resistance and Resilience for Black Wellbeing This presentation will address the current context of Black Mental Health and Wellbeing from 400 years of Racism to the two pandemics COVID-19 and Racial Reckoning from the lens of neuroscience, addressing bias and microaggressions ,the tools to mitigate bias and the importance of Self-Care using a RESET model.

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