DEI Lunch & Learn

An educational series organized by the Department of Psychiatry DE&I committee. 

"Building Networks for Healing: Community and University Partnerships to address Trauma and Race-based Stress for Black Youth"

GiShawn A. Mance, Ph.D.

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022 from 12 PM - 1 PM

Speaker: GiShawn Mance, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training
Assistant Professor of Psychology 
Howard University 

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

Register: Registration is required for educational credits and privacy. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this zoom meeting.

Continuing Education: The presentation will provide either 1.0 SW CEU or 1.0 CME

Financial Disclosure Information:

There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to disclose for this activity. The planning committee and presenter have no personal financial relationship to a commercial interest producing health care goods/services in the past 12 months.

Accreditation and Credit Designation:

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

_1.0_ SW CEU will be offered for attending this talk.