Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services Series, Session 2: The Impact of Trauma



Zoom meeting

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Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health, Session 2

The Impact of Trauma

May 8th, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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 2 Description:  Youth in underserved communities frequently encounter traumatic events in their homes, communities and schools. Repeated exposure to these events is known as “complex trauma.” The cumulative effect of these traumatic events and images have long-term and devastating effects on the mental health of YMOC, impacting academic progress, career and personal relationships. The second workshop in the series will provide professionals with the skills to engage youth in productive conversations about trauma and how to seek support and healing. 

Other Series Sessions – FRIDAYS:

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.