From Boys to Men: What You Need to Know about the Development of Adolescent Black Boys

Date: 4/9/2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Facilitator: S. Rasheem

Registration Ends: 4/8/2021 2:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


In Fouquier’s (2009) study of 18 African American women across three generations mothers expressed concern in raising sons and identified the experience as different than raising daughters. In support, Black middle-class mothers in Dow’s (2016) study revealed that mothers were particularly concerned with preventing their sons from being perceived as thugs or criminals. One participant recalls a conversation with her son wherein she was trying to protect him from unnecessary stress and trauma by discouraging him from wearing a hoodie. In other words, while maleness has some connection with privilege, Dow’s research demonstrates how racialized maleness can actually be a ‘symbolic liability’. Drawing on the knowledge and years of research of Black child psychologists such as Jawanza Kunjufu and Amos Wilson, this workshop provides participants with evidence-based tools and proven methods for the successful development of Black adolescent males.


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If a participant does not attend a training for which they have registered, or does not to notify the Family League of their inability to attend within 48 hours of the scheduled training, the organization will be invoiced a “missed session” fee of $50.00. Organizations will only be charged in the event of a “missed session” by an employee. If an agency fails to pay the missed session fee, their staff will no longer be able to access training offered by Family League of Baltimore. The 48 hour requirement does exclude extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family, serious medical emergency, programmatic emergency that would require the attendance of the registered individual, etc.

Our goal is to continue to maximize the professional development opportunities for our funded partners, while reducing the large number of no show attendees we have experienced over the last year. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy and hope that your staff continues to benefit from the opportunities that will be offered during the coming year.


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