The webinar provides an overview of social determinants,
specifically violence and discrimination, unemployment and
problems with law enforcement, which contribute to the creation
of challenges concerning the behavioral health of African
American Transitional Aged Youth(TAY) Males. A specific area of
focus will be relationships between law enforcement and young
black men, and how negative, violent interactions have
contributed to a possible increase in depression, anxiety, acting
out and tendency to self-harm in many instances.
The summit focused on culturally-specific strategies for
promoting wellness. Traditional approaches to healing were used
as well as key considerations and concrete methods for building
evidence for community-based practices.
The webinar series focuses on community-defined practices (CDPs)
and promising practices in racial and ethnic communities
(Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, African American, and
It is designed to promote specific strategies, discuss the
implementation of effective practices, and discuss how to address
systemic change at the local/county level and beyond in terms of
creating policy to support CDPs in our communities.
This is a supplemental report to the African American Population
Report for the California Reducing Disparities Project: We
Ain’t Crazy! Just Coping with a Crazy System: Pathways into the
Black Population for Eliminating Mental Health Disparities