Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services Series, Session 4, The Power of Mentoring YMOC



Zoom meeting

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Engaging Young Men of Color in Mental Health Services, Session 4

The Power of Mentoring Young Men Of Color

May 22nd, 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 4 Description:  

More than ever, young people today need mentors to help them navigate the journey to young adulthood. Mentoring can play a critical role in the social and emotional development of YMOC. It serves as a protective factor, models healthy relationship dynamics, and has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms in youth. In this final workshop of a four-part series, we will discuss the value and personal rewards of playing a mentoring role in the lives of YMOC. We will also hear from the young men of The Fellowship Initiative, who will share about their mentoring experiences and the importance of understanding implicit bias and how it can get in the way of a successful mentoring relationship. 

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