Promoting Resilience in Black Children and Adolescents

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May 12, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Free for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers

Bree E. Cook and Carlene O. Fider
Bree E. Cook, Psy.D., CFLE (left) and Carlene O. Fider, Ph.D.

Young people can be inundated with societal pressures that negatively impact their developmental process and their ability to be resilient. The effects of these pressures can be further intensified for Black children and adolescents.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about tools that practitioners at any level can use to promote resilience and well-being among Black teenagers.

Presenters Bree E. Cook, Psy.D., CFLE, and Carlene O. Fider, Ph.D., will offer an overview of current research and literature on resilience and of culturally relevant protective factors that are common in Black families and communities.

They will then provide examples of strengths-based prevention and intervention programs and tools for practitioners, and they’ll share resilience-based strategies that can help reduce health risk behaviors by building on assets in the individual, family, and community. They’ll also highlight ways in which schools, parents, and communities can provide resources for Black boys and girls.

This webinar also will address supporting resilience during a pandemic and how to increase protective factors during a pandemic.

By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

  • understand and describe the processes of developing resilience;
  • explain the impact of resilience on Black children and teens; 
  • evaluate the intersection of race and resilience; and
  • apply resilience strategies to your own profession.

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

Intended audiences: practitioners in academia and in community settings

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About the Presenters

Bree E. Cook, Psy.D., CFLE, spent the early part of her career working in mental health, child welfare and social service arena providing services and programming for children and families in underserved communities. She has her doctorate degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in multicultural community clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Cook currently is vice president of academic affairs at Pacific Oaks College.

Carlene O. Fider, Ph.D., holds a doctorate degree in family studies from Loma Linda University, master’s degree in marital and family therapy from Loma Linda University, and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Caribbean University (Jamaica). She is passionate about supporting family health and function, specifically for minority communities. Dr. Fider currently is on faculty at Pacific Oaks College.

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License for classroom use by one professor is available for $129 for NCFR members, $199 for nonmembers.

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