November 22, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Black, African, and of immigrant origin. How do you navigate intersectional identities and contexts, often at odds with one another, while tending to your mental health?
In this virtual lecture and discussion, Change Kwesele Malama, Ph.D, LLMSW, presents her research gathered from interviews with young adult children of African immigrants, exploring ideas of mental health and the home; cultural and historical considerations in mental health practice for African immigrant communities; and the importance of (more) support for an Africentric worldview in academic and mental health practice.
Captured in a three-paper dissertation, Kwesele Malama's research depicts narratives of children of African immigrants and African immigrant communities to amplify and integrate their voices and communities in academic scholarship and mental health practice.