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The Evolution of Mental Health and Manhood Among Young Black Men

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Presented by
DAPHNE C. WATKINS
Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan School of Social Work

Hosted by
The Columbia Population Research Center

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE (scroll down for instructions)—REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

NYS-, NJ-, CA- and CT-licensed social workers can earn 1.0 contact hours, for $25 (for other states, please email swope@columbia.edu). Scroll down for more info.

(NOTE: This page is for LIVESTREAM REGISTRATION ONLY. To attend the event in person, register here. In-person event will take place in Room C05.)

About the Lecture

Recent events have underscored the social and cultural barriers young black men face in America—barriers that are complicated by mental health challenges, rigid definitions of manhood, and a lack of social support. In “From Angry Black Men to #BlackBoyJoy: The Evolution of Mental Health and Manhood Among Young Black Men,” Prof Watkins will discuss the origin and successful implementation of the Young, Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health (YBMen) project, an intervention created to address the unique pressures and needs of young black men, especially issues related to their masculinity and mental health. The project uses the popular social media platform, Facebook, to provide mental health education and social support to young Black men who may be uncomfortable discussing sensitive issues face-to-face. YBMen is delivered via a private Facebook group where black men’s health researchers and practitioners moderate gender-specific and culturally-relevant discussions using prompts from popular culture (e.g., YouTube videos, photos, lyrics, and current news headlines). Prof. Watkins will discuss some of the data she has collected from this low-cost, Internet-based intervention and also consider whether its results are scalable.

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About the Speaker

Daphne C. Watkins is an associate professor of social work at the University’s of Michigan’s School of Social Work and a faculty associate of the Research Center for Group Dynamics within UM’s Institute for Social Research.

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Learning Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the influence of news media and social media on the evolving narrative of young black men at the intersection of race and gender
  2. List Internet-based interventions for young black men.

Continuing Education Contact Hours Information

1.0 live or live on-line contact hours will be awarded for NYS-, NJ-, CA- and CT-licensed social workers. Licensed social workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and/or email swope@columbia.edu. In order to receive your continuing education certificate, you must attend the entire workshop (in-person or via livestream). Certificates will be emailed within 30 days of the workshop. CSSW is an approved NYSED provider for continuing education contact hours and a CSWE accredited institution.

Special Accommodations and Grievance Policy

For information on special accommodations or our grievance policy, click here.

Cancellation Policy

Fees will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by the Office of Professional Excellence up to two weeks prior to the workshop date.

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How to follow on Livestream:

About ten minutes before the event, go to this link:

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All registrants will receive a reminder of this link around 30 minutes before the program starts.

Notes:

  1. Do not open the link in more than one window or you will hear an echo.

  2. Make sure your speaker volume is turned up.

  3. Type your questions for the speakers into the chat.

  4. Ethernet is more reliable than wifi.

Questions on Livestream?

Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you on livestream on Thursday, October 26.

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About the Columbia Population Research Center

The Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC) is the only NICHD-funded population research center to be founded within a school of social work. It is currently co-directed by Professors Jane Walfogel of CSSW and Jennifer Hirsch of the Mailman School of Public Health.

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Questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu.

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