In this webinar, participants will understand how bullying has evolved over time, including its transgenerational impact on the mental health and economic mobility of Black youth and adults. Strategies for mitigating the adverse emotional consequences of bullying will be examined.
- Examine the relationship between bullying, microaggressions, and race
- Examine how bullying can amplify microinequities and mental health disparities
- Identify therapeutic approaches to reducing the emotional impact of bullying in the Black community
Cheryl Wills, MD is a nationally recognized expert in adult and child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, organized medicine and advocacy. She currently serves as Vice-Chair for Diversity and Director of Child Psychiatry at the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. She is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Wills practiced forensic psychiatry for more than 20 years, and has developed and taught nearly 20 seminars on the topic. She received her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Barnard College, Columbia University, and her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed psychiatry residency at University Health Center of Pittsburgh.
Annelle Primm MD, MPH is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. She is also a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America Council of Elders.