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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT

Exploring the need for cultural consideration in youth crisis care

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed how adults, youth, and children experience the world. Youth are facing increased mental health challenges, reporting sadness, hopelessness, and disengagement in usual activities, even in our post-pandemic environment. To best meet the emerging needs of youth with mental health concerns and serious mental illness, it is imperative we begin by learning more about clients as a whole. Identifying youth's beliefs, culture, and background help inform the most effective treatment interventions.

Join us for this free, 60-minute webinar where attendees will:

  • Explore the benefits of viewing individuals through a cultural lens
  • Describe ways culture can impact youth during a crisis incident
  • Identify how spirituality or culture can be a protective factor during a crisis.


Dr. D. Fredrica Brooks-Davis serves as the Executive Director and Founder of the Restoration Center, Inc., a professional counseling center and training facility in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Dr. Brooks-Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduation, she earned a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. After working in the mental health field and academia, Dr. Brooks-Davis attended Regent University, where she earned a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in program development and consultation. She is a Psychology Associate in the State of Maryland. Dr. Brooks-Davis is also a Personal and Executive Coach. Dr. Brooks-Davis has published articles, presented at numerous professional conferences, and facilitates workshops and trainings in both the public and private sectors. In addition to serving the community via DECS, LLC, the Brooks-Davis IBCA, and the RTRC, Inc., Dr. Brooks - Davis is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Master of Arts in Christian Care Program at Capital Seminary and Graduate School.

Dr. Patrice Berry is an experienced and compassionate licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Her private practice offers outpatient therapy for individuals, families, and children who have experienced trauma, adoption, depression, anxiety, and life-stage issues. Dr. Berry is also a sought-after speaker, providing educational training on mental health awareness, integrating faith and mental health, and the impact of racism on marginalized communities. She shares her expertise on social media platforms such as TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram. Dr. Berry is the author of the insightful book, “Turning Crisis into Clarity: How to Survive or Thrive in the Midst of Uncertainty,” which offers practical tips for managing uncertainty and adversity.

This is a SAMHSA-Sponsored webinar. 
Live closed captioning and ASL interpreters will be available for this webinar.