Resilience in African American Children and Adolescents (8 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Developed By: Alden Hori, PhD
Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Content By: APA Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents, Prepared By: Anita Jones Thomas, PhD, Caryn Rodgers, PhD, Le’Roy Reese, PhD, Robert Jagers, PhD, Yo Jackson, PhD, Anne Gregory PhD, Stephanie Irby Coard, PhD
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course summarizes specific factors that contribute to the healthy development of African American children and adolescents in the United States. Current research and theories of resilience in African American at-risk youth are discussed.
- Explain why it is important to focus on positive outcomes as well as negative outcomes in at-risk populations
- Explain different conceptualizations of resilience
- Describe the concepts of protective factors and risk factors
- Demonstrate knowledge of important cultural variables within the African-American community
- List measures used to assess the strength of one’s ethnic identity
- Recite health risks specific to the African American community
- Describe programs that are tending to the positive development of African American youth.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the variables that are related to negative and positive academic outcomes in African American youth
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.