Depression can at times be under-identified and misdiagnosed, especially in youth from minority ethnic and racial groups who live in urban environments. The goal of this workshop is to provide a thorough knowledge of the symptoms, etiological factors, and intervention strategies for depression in African American adolescents. Latest research will be combined with intervention strategies honed from the presenter’s long experience working with African American adolescents with mental health and behavioral concerns. The workshop will equip professionals with comprehensive strategies resulting in more effective outcomes in the management and recovery of depression.                    

Training Format/Duration: Classroom/Full-Day

Target Populations:

  • Social worker
  • Psychologists
  • School Counselors
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • Teachers
  • Law Enforcement/Resource Personnel
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Faith Leaders
  • Case Manager
  • Students

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify when depression is present in AA adolescents.
  2. Identify cultural differences in symptom presentation.
  3. Identify risk factors for depression in this population.
  4. Utilize new intervention strategies that work with AA adolescents