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The Learning Conference 2003

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The Promotion of College Achievement and Entrepreneurship Among African American Youth with Mental Health Issues: A Community Based Perspective

Joy D. Leary, Harold E Briggs.


African American school age youth affected by mental health problems lack a system that includes entrepreneurial education, college preparation, and college placement. This issue has not received much attention in the children’s mental health or social work practice literature basis. Linking relevant literature bases may result in a model for establishing a plan for achieving career and college graduate aspirations for these particular youth. Chief among the literature bases to include in a practice model for enhancing entrepreneurial and college preparation by at risk youth with mental health problems are: (a) resiliency and developmental assets (b) corporate mentoring and tutoring (c) case management and personal support (d) social-cultural strengths of African Americans (e) entrepreneurial education (f) training at risk youth for college preparation.

Presenters

Joy D. Leary  (United States)
Professor
Graduate School of Social Work
Portland State University

Dr’s Leary and Briggs have developed community based practice models for working with African Americans with special needs.


Harold E Briggs  (United States)
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Social Work
Portland State University

Dr Briggs has developed community based practice models for working with African Americans with special needs.

Keywords
  • Building Self Sufficiency
  • Young African Americans
  • Mental health



(30 min Conference Paper, English)