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Advocating for Your Black Child

New Class Starts September 27th - November 22nd

No class November 8th for Election Day

Advocating for Your Black Child (A4YBC) is a free, 8-week psycho-education series for Black parents and caregivers of Black children & teens (elementary-high school) living with mental health and/or learning differences. Advocating for Your Black Child (A4YBC) is offered in a virtual group setting so that you can safely and confidently connect with other Black Parents.  

  

Each A4YBC cohort provides critical information & strategies created specifically with the Black family in mind.   The A4YBC curriculum provides a wealth of practical resources throughout the series. It was designed specifically to support the Black family in navigating school, political and social systems for your child.   

We cover a variety of topics, which include:  

  •  Accessing the appropriate academic services & support for your child within the public school system  

  • Systemic Racism and navigating White spaces  

 

  • Learning about mental health differences

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)  

  • Utilizing community resources    

  • Obstacles to effective parenting 

 

  • Alternative and Allopathic treatment methods   

The course is taught by trained clinical & health professionals and those with lived experiences — who understand what you're going through because they've been there.  

Download the flyer

For more information please contact:

 

Ashley Brown-Hagan at NAMI San Francisco 

ashley@namisf.org or 909-313-2512

 

Vanessa Rodriguez at Kuumba Healing Project/ SFDPH

vanessa.rodriguez@sfdph.org 

Additional Educational Resources

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collection (BEAM)
Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Black Mental Wellness
Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.

Ourselves Black
Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.

NAMI National Black & African American Resources:

Obtenga más información sobre la importancia de la salud mental negra

This recording of the NAMI SF sponsored Black Mental Health Summit: Black Mental Health and Contributing Factors, features a conversation between experts; Jaseon Outlaw, Ph.D. and Ricka L. White-Soso, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT.  The conversation is facilitated by Tamuri Richardson, a leading Black mental health advocate in the Bay Area, a mental health peer, and professional speaker and author.

Literature

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The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health:
Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve
Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit
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Black Mental Health Matters:
The Ultimate Guide for Mental Health Awareness in the Black Community
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Urban Trauma: A Legacy of Racism