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Empowering Parents to Safeguard the Well-Being of Black Girls

Empowering Parents to Safeguard the Well-Being of Black Girls

About This Webinar

Family involvement in the clinical treatment process for children and youth is a strong indicator of treatment success. Thus, understanding how to deliver culturally informed care can strengthen the relationships of service providers and the families you serve.

This webinar will cover culturally competent care for military families impacted by problematic sexual behavior of other children and youth. Emphasis will also be placed on young black girls’ emotional and physical safety and wellness and the intersection of the sexual behavior and development of children and youth.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe trauma-informed care and its role in creating safe spaces for black girls and their families
  • Identify the significance of involving families of black girls in the treatment process and fostering an inclusive environment for parents of color
  • Demonstrate and discuss strategies for creating culturally competent care in the context of children and youth impacted by the problematic sexual behavior of other children and youth


Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent

Dr. Tyffani Monford Dent is a licensed psychologist. Her primary areas of interests are sexual violence prevention and intervention on the continuum, the role of intersectionality in the lives of Black and Brown girls/women, racial trauma and radical healing, social justice work within the mental health profession, DEI within social justice organizations, and culturally informed work with those within the juvenile justice, educational, and Child Welfare systems.

Continuing education credit is available.

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This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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