Given the goal of Healthy People 2020, to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups, there is the need for coalition building and strategies for promoting positive mental health outcomes for youth of color. This workshop will provide a unique learning opportunity for participants on prevention and intervention programs and effective strategies, which promote positive mental health outcomes for youth of color.

Training Format/Duration: Classroom/ Half-Day or Full-Day

Target Populations:

  • Educators
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Support and other school staff
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Family members
  • General community members

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify intervention programs and strategies which promote positive mental health outcomes for Black youth              
  2. Identify ways in which black youth are at a disadvantage in various areas of life including social, legal, and health         
  3. Increase knowledge of best practices that produce more equitable experiences and outcomes for Black youth    
  4. Understand the critical role that parents, families and society play in promoting positive mental health outcomes for youth of color