Grounded in Research: Strategies to Support the Physical and Mental Health of Black Men



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Better understand the physical and mental health concerns faced by Black men during their collegiate experience and learn scalable strategies to respond.


Daphne Watkins, Professor at the University of Michigan, has focused her research on understanding the social determinants of health that explain generational differences among Black men, developing evidence-based strategies to improve the physical and mental health of Black men, and increasing knowledge about the intersection of culture, ethnicity, age, and gender. She is also the Founder of the Young Black Men (YBMen) Project, an educational and social support network for young Black men.

This workshop is designed to ground your support of Black collegiate men in data and research. You will better understand the diverse physical and mental health concerns and needs of Black men during their collegiate experience. Dr. Watkins will provide an overview of her research and offer scalable strategies to incorporate initiatives, services, and practices that can enhance and support the overall development of Black men on your campus. You will have the opportunity to identify new resources and discover underutilized resources on your own campus.


Who Should Attend

The content of this training will be valuable to those who are looking to better understand and support the physical and mental health of Black men on their campuses. Leaders from across Student Affairs and Student Success, Diversity or Multicultural Affairs Offices, and faculty are all encouraged to attend.

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January 27, 2021

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Eastern


During this training, our expert will guide you through the following considerations:

1. Intersections of Gender, Race, and Health

You’ll learn from research and engage in conversation about why it’s important to consider the unique experiences of Black men to best support their mental and physical health and overall student success.



2. Mental Health, Manhood, and Social Support

Next, we’ll explore the connections between mental health, manhood, and social support and see how this approach can more effectively shape support and resources for Black college men.



3. The YBMen Project

Finally, we’ll explore the YBMen Project’s approach to supporting Black college men. You’ll learn about key components of the curriculum and research findings, then identify what is replicable and useful on your campus.


Portrait of Daphne C. Watkins

Dr. Daphne Watkins

Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Training; Diversity and Social Transformation Professor; Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan

Dr. Daphne C. Watkins is a Professor at the University of Michigan, with faculty appointments in the School of Social Work, the Department of Psychology, and the Institute for Social Research. Broadly, her research cultivates a deeper understanding of the influence of gender role socialization on health over the life course for marginalized boys and men.

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