APSAC Contemporary Challenges Facing Black Youth

Training Overview

Part Two: Changing the narrative for Black Youth: Positioning for promise.

Chronic observations about disparities in health, educational underachievement and employment opportunities for Black youth combined with the impact of the school to prison pipeline and the overrepresentation of Black males in juvenile and adult detention centers have created a too oft dim perspective about the potential of Black youth. This narrative obfuscates the positive potential Black youth represent, most importantly to these youth and how they often view their circumstances and options.

The societal narrative and resulting action plan impinging on the lived experiences of Black youth and Black males in particular has limited their opportunities to express their tremendous potential. In this webinar we offer a different and actionable narrative premised on the assumption positive potential and possibility, not deficit. Transcending a siloed approach, we examine the role of intersectionality across silos that allows for the re-emergence of positive positioning for Black male youth.

About Presenter

LeRoy E. Reese, Ph.D. – Dr. Reese is an associate professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine where he trains and provides clinical supervision to child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. He is Director of Behavioral Health at Akoma Counseling & Consulting, Inc. an outpatient behavioral health practice in Atlanta serving children, adults and families. Previously, Dr. Reese was a senior scientist and section chief at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Non-Member: $25

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No cancellations. No refunds. Registration is transferable. Requests for transfer to a future event will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions please email us at onlinetraining@apsac.org.