The American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies - Webinar
The Mental Health Costs of Concealing Your Voice in a Hostile Climate of Pandemic, Police, Protests, and Politics Through the Lens of Young, African American Men (MEMBERS ONLY)
Presented by Dr. Joshua Kirven, Darryl Marquies Campbell, Deshaywn Middleton, Elijah Tre'Quan Welch, and Logan McNeal
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- To discuss the challenges, fears, and experiences of young, adult black males in a hostile pandemic climate.
- To explore the vulnerabilities young, adult black males face in their daily lives with police and society.
- To listen to the perspectives and experiences felt by young, black adult males in graduate school when talking about social justice and race issues.
The purpose of this webinar is to hear the perspectives and lived experiences of young, adult black males in graduate school and how they navigate their mental health stress with selective, tempered speech during a hostile 2020 climate of pandemic, politics, protests, and police. These young African American men share their authentic truth.
Darryl Marquies Campbell is a Winthrop University graduate MSW student, Class of 2022, from Dillon, SC. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Winthrop University. As a future MSW he is interested in working with young people in the LGBTQIA+ community. He is advised and mentored by Dr. Joshua Kirven.
Deshaywn Middleton is a Winthrop University graduate MSW student, Class of 2022, from Winston-Salem NC. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Norfolk State University. As a future MSW he is interested in addressing the social issues and mental challenges of youth and adults. He is advised and mentored by Dr. Joshua Kirven.
Elijah Tre’Quan Welch is a Winthrop University graduate MSW student, Class of 2022, from Clio, South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from University of South Carolina- Upstate. As a future MSW he interested in working with individuals who need assistance in enhancing their well-being and basic human needs. He is advised and mentored by Dr. Joshua Kirven.
Logan McNeal is a Winthrop University graduate MSW student, Class of 2022, from Wiesbaden, Germany. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina A&T State University. As a future MSW he is interested in providing wellness and well-being through outpatient therapy. He is advised and mentored by Dr. Joshua Kirven.
Dr. Joshua Kirven is currently an associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Winthrop University and Part-Time Instructor at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC. He is also a Forensic Mental Health Columnist with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies. Dr. Kirven is a research-practitioner with over twenty years of experience as an educator, therapist and community practitioner. Joshua’s research areas are fatherhood engagement and impact, neighborhood adversity and safety, prosocial youth development, and crisis impact response and behavioral health in distressed communities. He has an array of practice experience with solution-oriented, evidence-based interventions and macro programming across communities and public-private sectors in the area of socially conscious capitalism. He is a Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Hampton University, University of South Carolina, and The Ohio State University, respectively.
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