Supporting Adolescents of Color: Finding the Joy in Being Magical


Another “It Takes a Village” Child Success Workshop from The Resource Group

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Young People by

Empowering the Parents, Educators, and Counselors Who Care about Them

Supporting Adolescents of Color

“Finding the Joy in Being Magical”

Clinical Tools to Help Black Youth Foster Resilience and Emotional Well-Being

April 10, 2018 4:30 –7:45 pm

African American youth are at great risk for psychological distress which can lead to negative outcomes. Without awareness and culturally responsive support, Black children have the potential to join the growing numbers of African American adults who are three times more likely to report serious psychological difficulties and more likely to experience feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness.

Supporting Adolescents of Color will review research about mental health among African American youth. Participants will then explore factors related to risk and resilience for African American youth and learn what you need to know to provide the supports best suited for care, support, and resilience. A focus will be placed identifying mechanisms for supporting positive outcomes for Black youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will analyze empirical literature and data related to mental health disparities and considerations associated with the specific psychosocial stressors experienced by youth of color.
  • Participants will use group discussion to illustrate an understanding for cultural considerations that impact and interact with psychosocial factors associated with positive and negative outcomes for African American youth.
  • Participants will develop tools and practice clinical strategies related to providing therapeutic support and intervention to African American youth.

Dr. Whitney C. Hobson is a licensed clinical psychologist providing clinical, program development, and outreach services to individuals, families, groups, communities, and local organizations. Dr. Hobson is driven to understand and empower those across the lifespan with varied intersecting identities and experiences through application of culturally-responsive, affirming approaches.

Cost: $70—early bird rate ($85 after March 13)    CE Credits: 3 hours

(For parents, caregivers, and community members: Cost: $30—early bird rate non-CEU rate (Cost $40 after February 13)

To register, please call 410-337-7772 or Click here to order

Resource Group is approved by the American Psychological Association and The Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor continuing education for professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers. The Resource Group maintains responsibility for program content. All Resource Group CE participants must register, attend the entire activity, and submit an evaluation to receive credit. Only full (100%) CE credit will be offered. No partial credit will be available.

The Resource Group is dedicated to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. If participants have special needs regarding learning, building access, or sensory sensitivities, please address questions or concerns to

Dr. Harriette Wimms, 410-337-7772, ext. 1048,

The Resource Group Counseling and Education Center Continuing Education Program provides workshops, seminars, and lecture series to advance clinical knowledge and help clinicians remain current in theory, practice, science, and supervision in their professional environments.

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The Resource Group    8501 LaSalle Road, Suite 115     Towson, MD 21286     410-337-7772 (tel)     410-337-8729 (fax)

Erica Ingram, CRNP-PMH

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Specialities: ADHD, Adolescent, Anxiety, Depression, Medication Management
Phone: 410-337-7772 x1034

Kaitlyn Sarcia

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Specialities: ADHD, Adolescent, Adolescent Psychotherapy, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Child, Child Psychotherapy, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Parenting, Peer Relationships, School Issues, Self Esteem
Phone: 410-337-7772 x1020

Kristen Weitzel

Director of Finance

Phone: 410-337-7772 x1025

Sandy Kemp

Special Projects Manager

Phone: 410-337-7772 x1030

Sierra Davis

Support Services Staff

Phone: 410-337-7772 x1040