Description: Given persistent challenges to Black American health in the US, this course explores fundamental systems aiding to and robust strengths resisting against health inequalities. Taking a culturally-specific approach to understanding lived experiences of Black Americans, we examine ways in which systems adapt to and must change for optimal health development.
Learning Objectives: 1. To explore the mental and physical health trajectories of Black youth.
2. To understand how familial, community, and system-level factors impact the well-being of Black youth.
3. To consider (e.g., discover, discuss, and/or develop) effective interventions for Black children, families, and communities.