African American Child and Adolescent Mental Health: An Ecological Approach (CSRE 372, PSYCH 261)

EDUC
372
Instructors
Brown, K. (TA)
Saleem, F. (PI)
Section Number
1
African American children and adolescents face a number of challenges (e.g., racism, discrimination, lack of access to resources, community violence) that can impact their mental health. Yet, they possess and utilize many strengths in the face of challenge and adversity. This seminar will explore the most salient historical, social, cultural, and ecological factors that influence the mental health and resilience of African American youth, with attention to contextual determinants that shape mental health. Applying an ecological systems approach, the course will focus on how families, schools, and communities are integral to youth's adjustment and well-being. By utilizing a culturally specific and context based lens in analyzing empirical, narrative, and visual content, students will better understand factors that can promote or inhibit the mental health and resilience of African American children and adolescents across development.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Units
3
Graduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Thursday
Start Time
4:00 PM
End Time
6:00 PM
Location
50-52H