AAKOMA is one of just a select group of invited researchers at the 2020 national convention of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)...
Hunter College (NY)
By invitation from the Youth Suicide Research Consortium at Hunter College, AAKOMA will participate on a panel and give a workshop on commun...
Hunter College (NY)
AAKOMA will provide expert guidance on supporting optimal mental health for marginalized groups and communities of color (Event Sponsored by...
We invite you to join AAKOMA at the 2020 From Research to Recovery Conference in Richmond, VA. AAKOMA will be presenting on research and su...
AAKOMA will be represented in a meeting focused on challenging traditional paradigms of conducting mental health research.
Here are a few research articles from the AAKOMA Project, Inc and our founder Dr. Alfiee
This new book by Dr. Alfiee summarizes research on reducing mental health disparities in underserved populations through community engagement. It discusses the efficacy of such programs with populations of people of color and cultures, for specific disorders, and via specific communities. It identifies how and why community engagement works with these populations, how best to set up new community programs, the steps to success, and includes case studies showing successes and challenges.
"Understanding the mental health needs of students of color is a growing priority on college and university campuses nationwide. This study aims to capture the state of mental health among students of color, including the prevalence of mental health problems and treatment utilization." Our research was featured in national news (link here)
"This published study examines racial differences in the impact of adolescent depression between White, African American, and Latino families. Findings are from the Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS), a multi-site clinical research study evaluating the efficacy of CBT and Fluoxetine for treating adolescents with major depressive disorder. Primary caretakers of 439 adolescents with depression were interviewed."
"One in five children and adolescents experience significant symptoms of emotional distress and approximately 10 % of youth suffer from emotional disorders, which impair their personal, school, and family lives. African American youth may experience even higher rates of some psychiatric distress due to a number of environmental challenges they face that place them at risk, including a lack of access to mental health services."
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