A School Based Approach to Promoting the Optimal Development of Black Boys

1.5 hours running time

Academic and life success of Black boys is a critical task of schools. However, many school-based interventions use deficit models of behavior and rarely attend to the unique developmental needs of Black school aged boys. School-based interventions can promote sustainable changes if they are placed in a life course framework. The workshop will build the capacity of school psychologists, administrators and teachers to: 1) define optimal development with parents and communities; 2) design interventions that promote optimal development; and 3) create metrics that account for the strengths and assets of Black boys and their families.

Dr. Leon D. Caldwell is an award-winning scholar-activist and community based researcher who has extensive experience translating research for practical application. Dr. Caldwell translates research into practice for schools, public health systems and communities, is the co-author of equitable evaluation approaches in philanthropy, and utilizes an empowerment evaluation approach to strategic learning.


$75.00 CASP Members
$125.00 Non-members




LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.

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