The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency Announces Spring Lecture Series for Women's Health

In partnership with University of Houston Downtown

Style Magazine Newswire | 3/10/2020, 10:04 a.m.
The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit providing Houston area women and girls with the tools needed …

HOUSTON (March 10, 2020) - The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency, a nonprofit providing Houston area women and girls with the tools needed to be advocates for their health, is pleased to announce its Women's Health Lecture Series held in partnership with the University of Houston Downtown (UHD).

The Women's Fund offers lecture series during the spring and fall semester free of charge to students, faculty and the general public focusing on physical, mental, financial, emotional, health and wellness. Each series features an expert guest lecturer that leads a discussion on topics related to violence against women, stress, health monitoring, addiction, reproduction health, bi-polar depressions, heart health and more. The Women's Fund has had speakers from the Menninger Clinic, Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence, Kelsey Seybold, UT Health as well as private practice therapists.

The Women's Health Lecture Series for the spring semester include:

What's Your Grief

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 1 p.m.

Beth Arcidiacono, LMSW is a clinical social worker, consultant, researcher, and advocate, specializing in grief, traumatic loss and traumatic brain injury. She has developed programs for families, individuals and communities dealing with traumatic loss including teachers, schools, places of worship, businesses and other institutions. Arcidiacono is involved in a curriculum development project with Dr. Kathy Shear and Columbia University's Center for Complicated Grief and various other nonprofits locally and around the country.

The Nuts and Bolts of Health Care

Tuesday, April 23, 2020, 1 p.m.

Dr. LaCaour- Chestnut is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and physician who is dual board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is involved in many facets of medical education and primary care including supervising a school-based clinic in east Houston, teaching medical students and residents in the outpatient setting, mentoring medical students, and providing primary care services at The Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center in Houston.

For 41 years, The Women's Fund has educated girls and women in the Houston area through classes, workshops, lectures and publications that teach resiliency skills and relate those skills to current health risks. Dedicated to ensuring positive health outcomes for individuals and communities, The Women's Fund serves close to 12,000 women and adolescent girls and distributes 9,913 publications each year.

The lectures are streamed live via UHD and The Women's Fund Facebook Page (Facebook) and then posted to The Women's Fund YouTube Channel. For more information on The Women's Fund visit and to register for the Women's Health Lecture Series, visit