Date: Friday, June 24, 2022 from 12 PM - 1 PM
Speaker: GiShawn Mance, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Assistant Professor of Psychology
This presentation will explore the role of environmental stressors and race-based events on the mental health of Black youth residing in low-resource communities. Emphasis will be placed on community engagement and participatory methods to address mental health and wellness.
1) To explore the influence of environmental stressors and race-based stress on the mental health of Black youth.
2) To describe the process of building community-university partnerships to address mental health.
Dr. Mance's Bio
Dr. GiShawn Mance is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Howard University and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her scholarly work focuses on community-based mental health for adolescents and young adults exposed to trauma. Her clinical specialty areas include adolescent mental health, complex trauma, and mood disorders.
Currently, Dr. Mance partners with charter schools and community agencies in Washington DC to examine, trauma and coping for Black youth. Her Youth and Communities Research Lab recently completed the Emerging While Black Study which investigated race-related stress and psychological symptoms amongst Black emerging adults. Dr. Mance has contributed to the national dialogue on race and mental health as a guest on WHUR, NPR, the Washington Post, and Yahoo.com.