AAKOMA Project Stats + Facts
Research statistics regarding mental health disparitities in BIPOC teens & young adults.
Tabletop COVID-19 Mental Health Tips
Feeling overwhelmed by COVID-19 stress? We’re offering a free downloadable tabletop COVID-19 guide for teens. Just print out, cut along the black lines, and fold along the dotted lines.
Using a series of eye-catching slogans on colorful yard signs, mental health non-profit the AAKOMA Project will reach out to communities in Arlington County in partnership with the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, & Families. Read more about efforts here.
AAKOMA Research PDF
Learn more about the AAKOMA Project and its latest research.
Mental Health Tips
AAKOMA and Starbucks want you to protect your mental and physical health. Download this reminder of simple tips that can be used during times of stress or loss.
Academic and Print Resources
Community Mental Health Engagement with Racially Diverse Populations (2020)
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.
Racial Differences in the Impact of Adolescent Depression in TADS
“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.”
The Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in African American Children
“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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