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 Black youth. Community, faith and clinic-based organizations and its professionals play a key role in promoting health among various groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, and therefore need to embed cultural and linguistic competencies into their practice for successful care outcomes and in addressing health disparities. This workshop will provide a unique learning opportunity for participants on prevention and effective strategies, which promote positive mental health outcomes for Black youth. This seminar reflects program content and is intended to meet the Maryland license requirement to enhance competence in the provision of psychological services to culturally diverse populations.