Live Blog Recap 4: SAMHSA Conf: Fatherhood and Fathering: Perceptions in Contemporary Communities of Color

Session Description: Examined fatherhood and fathering in contemporary communities of color to understand the impact of different structures of fathering on the socio cultural, emotional  and behavioral development and well being of boys and men of color. Panelists: Dr. Derrick Gordon; Dr. Irene Luckey Take aways: You know a session is great when its the […]

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Live Blog Recap 3: SAMHSA Conf. Changing Social Determinants: Opportunities for Promoting Health Equity

Session Description: Examining social determinants such as education, family, household stability and contextual factors including racial stress and peer relationships which influence the behavioral health and life outcomes of boys and men of color. Panelists: Dr. Howard Stevenson; Dr. Shantel Meek; Honorable Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr. Dr. Stevenson, professor of Urban Education and Africana […]

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Live Blog Recap 2: SAMHSA Conf Profiling, Perceptions, Stereotypes: Impact on Behavior, Services and Interventions

Session Description: Examining the factors that influence how boys and men of color are perceived across the lifespan and the impact of those perceptions on their life options. Discussion included micro aggressions and brain development that increase vulnerabilities and its impact on the health and juvenile justice system. Panelists: Kimberly Papillon, Esq; James Bell, JD; […]

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Live Blog Recap 1: Samhsa Conf: Gender and Equity: Understanding Boys and Men of Color

Session: Examining the key determinants of development and well being of boys and men of color. Panelists: Dr. Wizdom Powell, Dr. Babarin,  Dr. Stephanie Cook; Dr. Kevin Nadal Summary: Discussion flowed around the issues and challenges that Black males face. Though I am often concerned about the deficit data approach to research, where we continuously observe […]

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Live Blogging from the Behavioral Health Conference for Boys of Color

Live Blogging from the Behavioral Health Conference for Boys of Color

  In Washington DC at the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) & American Psychological Association (APA) conference focusing on addressing behavioral and mental health disparities experienced by Boys and Men of Color. Im going to be live blogging throughout today and tomorrow about what takes place at the conference. First and foremost the […]

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