Ebony White, PhD, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy, was selected to be a panelist for a free virtual webinar hosted by Culturally Responsive, Evidence-Based, Strategies for Traumatic Stress (CRESTS) on March 15. During Dispelling the Myth of the Sassy Black Girl: Promoting Health Identity Development Among Black Girls panelists will discuss how stereotypes of Black girls prevent educators, parents, and clinicians from addressing these children's needs.
Current research shows that the suicide rates for Black girls are outpacing their peers at alarming levels. The CRESTS-Achieve Program is hosting this FREE virtual training session that will feature the program's co-founders (Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji and Dr. Constance West) and a panel of respected scholars. The panelists will discuss how educators, parents, and clinicians can utilize models of Black identity development to promote healing from race-based stress for Black youth, especially for Black schoolgirls. In addition, panelists will identify effective culture-centered, trauma-informed interventions to be used to better equip Black girls to achieve academic success and socio-emotional well-being.
Information and registration is available at the event website.