Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services Series, Session 3, Positive Masculinity: A Strengths-Based Approach to Working with Young Men Of Color



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Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health, Session 3

Positive Masculinity: A Strengths-Based Approach to Working with Young Men Of Color

May 15th, 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 3 Description:  


We are bombarded daily by images and messages that portray the damaging aspects of toxic masculinity. What if we were to shift our perspective to fostering positive masculinity in YMOC? Building on the foundation of “safe space” this third workshop in the series will address how professionals can support YMOC by facilitating conversations that encourage self-reflection and awareness and highlight the resilience and strength of a population that is often marginalized, misunderstood and oppressed. 



Final Series Session:

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

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