Congressional Black Caucus and Sound the Alarm for Kids Roundtable

Congressional Black Caucus and Sound the Alarm for Kids Roundtable

March 22, 2022

On Demand

Presenters

  • Written By:
    Paul King, M.H.A.
    President and CEO, Stanford Children's Health
  • Written By:
    Sean Joe, Ph.D., M.S.W.
    Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and Founding Director, Race and Opportunity Lab
  • Written By:
    Abdul Henderson
    Executive Director, Mental Health America of Georgia
  • Written By:
    Brianna A. Baker
    Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University, RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar, and co-founder of Black In Mental Health
  • Written By:
    Kelley Haynes-Mendez, Psy.D.
    Director of the Ethnicity, Race, and Cultural Affairs portfolio and Acting Director of the Human Rights Team, American Psychological Association
  • Written By:
    Lee Johnson III, Ph.D.
    Senior Policy Analyst, ZERO TO THREE

About This Event

The Congressional Black Caucus and Sound the Alarm for Kids will conduct a series of roundtable discussions focused on the mental health of children and adolescents across diverse communities. In this virtual event, congressional leaders and pediatric mental health experts will discuss the national emergency on kids’ mental health and how we can address gaps in resources to ensure Black children and their families have access to culturally and developmentally appropriate resources. Paul King, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Children's Hospital Association, will moderate the discussion. 

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of the Sound the Alarm for Kids initiative and why this is the right time to raise awareness. 
  • Learn more about national statistics. 
  • Gain insight on mental health from an advocacy perspective. 
  • Identify barriers to accessing care. 
  • Learn how the mental health crisis is effecting the Black community and what steps can be taken to address these concerns. 

Resources

Ring the Alarm Report
About Sound the Alarm for Kids
Children’s Hospital Association Mental Health Fact Sheet

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