Reduce Barriers & Provide Critical Support For Success
Black men experience similar rates of mental illness as their white counter parts, however there are significant contextual differences. Their mental health is more complex due to structural racism, implicit bias, and lower access to same-race providers. Failure to provide Black men with the proper support they need to thrive on your campus leads to higher rates of frustration, lower rates of degree completion and a critical void in your student body representation. Help them overcome perceived barriers, negative stigma, and cultural mistrust to navigate the mental health resources they need to succeed on your campus.
Gather your colleagues to address the unique challenges Black men face navigating mental health support and innovative ways in which your institution can meet their needs more effectively. Our expert presenter will address the effect of current events, systemic racism, and the impact they have on your Black men through an African Centered perspective and culturally sensitive lens.
Create a culturally responsive strategic plan for supporting Black men at each level of your institution. Ensure their unique needs are embraced and supported from the moment they walk on campus until the moment they walk across the stage at graduation.
As a result of this on-line learning experience, participants will be able to:
- Understand the social construction of race and gender through the contextualization of Blackness, gender beyond a binary and masculinity – create campus structures and systems that advocate and support Black mens’ satisfaction, engagement, and persistence.
- Identify on-campus social and environmental factors that may negatively impact Black men – move past these stigmas so you can provide access to needed care and support in a way that resonates with this unique population.
- Recognize that issues of racism and masculinity can intersect and how they may create internal conflict and stress for your Black men – encourage them to talk about racism and its impact so that you can provide the culturally competent counseling and support they need.
- Embrace the background, culture, and unique challenges of Black men – provide alternative culturally based supports and interventions and positively impact clinical work with these students.
- Provide counseling strategies that embrace emotional intelligence, positive psychology and a liberatory framework – empower your students and provide them with diverse coping resources that ensure their experiences mirror your institutions’ mission and values.
Dr. Kenneth Washington is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Kenneth T. Washington, LLC. He brings to his role as a psychologist, expertise in Black existentialism, a trauma-informed lens, and over 8 years of experience working in university counseling centers at PWI’s.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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