Shanita Brown

#Metoo, The Movement and What it Means for Mental Health

Dr. Shanita Brown, Ph.D, Wake Counseling and Mediation

Shanita Brown

Dr. Brown is an counselor educator, speaker, therapist and advocate that believe in fostering transformative and empowering dialogue about violence against women and mental health wellness.  Dr. Brown received her Ph.D in Counselor Education & Counseling from North Carolina State University. Dr. Brown has over 10 years of experience in the clinical mental health field working in a variety of settings, including private practice and community mental health agencies. She serves on the board of directors of the NC Coalition Against Sexual Assault and is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, Board Certified Counselor and Adjunct Professor. Dr. Brown is a servant leader and passionate about disseminating her scholarship and clinical experience in a variety of ways to break the silence and empower change about violence against women to influence the next generation of advocates and leaders.

The MeToo Movement has sparked a cultural shift that brings greater awareness to sexual violence. As such, the emotional health of survivors is impacted. Using an integrated approach, this presentation will cover the strengths and challenges of survivors, creating safe environments, and ways to address the mental health of survivors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will examine how the MeToo Movement is changing perceptions around sexual violence.
  • Attendees will examine the challenges many survivors face.
  • Attendees will describe ways to address the mental health of survivors.