Helping Our Youth Heal

Virtual Leadership Gathering 2024

February 8, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Cost: Free

Join Us Topics:

Sound the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Trauma

How Can the Church Help Our Youth to Heal?


Dr. Christin J. Fort

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Dr. Ricky Walter

Senior Pastor & Licensed Psychotherapist
Lifeline Fellowship Church
Corsicana, TX

Dr. Dianne Robinson

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Renewal Counseling Center, Dallas, TX

Brandi Williams

African American Church
Evangelism Institute
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Jacob Garcia

Worship Leader

Session One: Sound the Alarm: The Crisis of Black Youth Trauma

Black youth are experiencing social pressures, grief, racism, and gun violence at an all-time high. These stressors are causing youth to spiral into depression, anxiety attacks, and even suicide. What can parents, pastors, educators, and mentors do to help our youth? Come and learn interventions to support our youth.

Presenter: Dr. Christin J. Fort, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology,Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Session Two: How Can the Church Help Our Youth Heal?

Research tells us our black children are twice as likely to die by suicide than their white peers, and black teen suicides are growing at shocking rates. What's going on, and what can be done to help save young black lives? Let's talk about it with a psychotherapist and licensed  professional counselors of color.

Panelists: Dr. Ricky Walter, Dianne Robinson, and Brandi Williams
Moderator: Sherrye Willis, Founder and President, Alliance for Greater Works

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The Resilient Church Collective is a statewide initiative in Texas designed to help leaders of churches serving African Americans and other people of color through trauma-informed healing. The collective is an initiative of Alliance for Greater Works™.