Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services Series: Session 1, Overcoming Obstacles to Help-Seeking in YMOC



Zoom meeting

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Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services, Session 1:  Overcoming Obstacles to Help-Seeking 

May 1st, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

via Zoom

All Vibrant Training sessions for DYCD-funded program staff will be facilitated online using Zoom throughout the end of April.  We appreciate your patience with this process, as it is new technology for many of us.  If interested in attending, you can register on this page.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

After attending, you will receive a certificate of attendance via email along with the materials shared in the session.


Target Audience: DYCD funded youth service professionals working with young men of color (YMOC) 

Series Description: YMOC face unique barriers in seeking and receiving mental health services. Cultural, societal and gender norms and expectations, and lack of access to culturally competent services are a few of the obstacles they encounter. The escalating rate of suicide among YMOC speaks to this population’s growing need for emotional support. This four-part workshop series will offer professionals effective strategies for engaging YMOC in mental health services. Each session will showcase a guest speaker, a young man from The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) an academic, mentoring and social support program for YMOC.


Session 1 Description: Overcoming Obstacles to Help-Seeking in YMOC

The first of four sessions in the series will identify the steps to engaging YMOC: creating safety, building trust and destigmatizing mental health issues. It will include interactive small and large-group discussions, followed by a Q & A session with a guest speaker, a college student from The Fellowship Initiative (TFI), who will speak about the challenges he overcame to seek and receive mental health services in high school.


Other Series Sessions – FRIDAYS:

5/8/20 Session 2: The Impact of Trauma REGISTER HERE

5/15/20 Session 3  Positive Masculinity: A Strengths-Based Approach to Working with Young Men Of Color REGISTER HERE

5/22/20 Session 4: The Power of Mentoring YMOC REGISTER HERE

Please contact Cristina Harris (charris@vibrant.orgwith any questions.