Join the Conversation: Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY)

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About the Session:

In this final 90-minute session of the Culturally Responsive Evidence-Based and Community-Defined Practices for Mental Health Series, we:

  • Discuss how Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY) is being implemented with various cultural groups across the Network/in different regions.
  • Highlight additional culturally responsive “PLAAY practices” being utilized across the Network/in different regions.
  • Share lessons learned during the implementation of PLAAY (i.e., Balancing PLAAY and the cultural needs of the people served).

Session Materials:

Access the recording of this session by clicking the blue "View Resource" button above.

  • Access presentation slides here.
  • Access our FAQ and Resources document (that includes responses to questions asked by participants during the live event) here.
  • MHTTC Preventing Long-Term Anger and Aggression in Youth Fact Sheet is available here.
  • Access the audio transcript for this session here.
  • To access other sessions in this series, please click here.

Session Facilitators and Panelists:

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Brendan Turner, LMSW is a Certified Master Level PLAAY Trainer and the PLAAY at CfR Program Coordinator at the Center for Resilience (CfR), a therapeutic day treatment center that works with children with significant emotional and behavioral challenges. Additionally, Brendan is a Racial Literacy Trainer with the Lion’s Story, an organization that supports nonprofits, small and large businesses, government entities and community organizations across the nation to learn, develop and use the skills to have productive conversations about race. He began his work in PLAAY (Preventing Long Term Anger and Aggression in Youth) at the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (REC) 2017 workshop with Dr. Howard Stevenson at the University of Pennsylvania. Brendan went on to facilitate PLAAY groups for children and train CfR staff for the past four years as the Senior Counselor at CfR. Brendan recognized the children’s positive emotional and behavioral response to PLAAY and spearheaded the effort to create PLAAY at CfR in 2019, the sister organization to Dr. Stevenson’s REC and Lion’s Story. PLAAY at CfR’s mission is to maximize opportunities for the youth of the New Orleans region to experience PLAAY.

August 5, 2021
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