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African American Mental Health & Best Practices

It has become a critical need to examine the historical trauma of African Americans in determining the basis and outcomes of mental health issues within the community. This course addresses areas related to race, demographic characteristics, historical factors and sociopolitical issues for African Americans and how they influence and impact mental health. Specific topics such as identity, cultural values, religion and spirituality, traditional health beliefs, gender role socialization and social class are discussed. This course also examines influential contemporary issues and practices.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Human Services.

Instructor

Michael Berkley

Michael Berkley is the founder of a social enterprise, working with at-risk populations to create sustainable businesses and communities. Working as a community activist for over 20 years, Michael has years of experience as a group facilitator, teacher, adviser and ... read more

Who Should Attend

Those who are interested in examining social problems in cultural, historical, and current political contexts; who seek to understand social problems from multiple perspectives; and who would like to investigate the opportunity of change among individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of demographic characteristics and influences for African American individuals, families and communities, such as within-group differences, social class and cultural values
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of sociopolitical and historical issues for African American communities
  3. Increase awareness of culture and cultural values of African American individuals, families and communities, including the roles of religion, spirituality, gender role, racial identity development and the intersection of multiple identities

Notes

Access to Course Site
Look for an email approximately one week prior to the course start date with instructions on setting up your username and password and how to access the online course site.

Course Requirements
This is an instructor-facilitated, online, asynchronous (self-paced) course. You are required to have regular access to a computer with an internet connection (with the recommendation of having a high-speed connection such as DSL or cable modem). You are also required to have a recent version of Microsoft Office Suite or comparable program to include Microsoft Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets) and PowerPoint (presentations) in order to both view and create documents needed to participate in this course.

Expectations
Each week you receive readings and assignments to complete. Each week you are expected to log in and complete assignments within the deadlines given in order to be awarded CEUs and the certificate of completion. However, within the deadline, you can complete the readings and assignments at your leisure.

Completion
Certificates of Completion are mailed within two weeks after the last day of class.

Date: Nov 1-30

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Michael Berkley

Fee: $159

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7740-13121

Registration Deadline: Nov 3

Registration deadline has passed.

Date: Mar 1-31, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Michael Berkley

Fee: $249

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7.0

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7740-13410

Registration Deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Register Now

Date: June 1-30, 2021

Delivery Method: Online

Platform: Canvas

Instructor: Michael Berkley

Fee: $249

CEUs: 0.7, CEHs: 7.0

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7740-13414

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2021

Register Now

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