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As a parent or caregiver of a Black female youth, your role is vital in supporting and nurturing their unique journey through life. Udada is here to provide you with the resources and guidance you need to help the youth in your care thrive.

Our website is a valuable hub of culturally relevant information and tools tailored to the experiences of Black female youth. It’s a place where you can find the support you need to assist them in their path of self-discovery and growth.

In our Toolbox, you’ll discover a wealth of resources aimed at helping you navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with parenting or caregiving. From articles on building resilience to tips on fostering positive self-esteem, we have you covered.

At Udada, we firmly believe that knowledge is the cornerstone of empowerment. By educating yourself about the unique needs and experiences of Black female youth, you can be better equipped to provide the guidance and support they require.

Join us in changing the conversation about mental health and personal growth within our community. Together, we can ensure that our Black female youth not only survive but thrive. Explore the resources, learn, and grow alongside Udada as we shape a brighter future for our beloved youth. Your commitment to their well-being is a powerful force for positive change.

Published Articles and Guides

Explore our resource hub dedicated to parenting and caregiving for Black female youth. Discover a curated selection of published articles and guides offering valuable insights, perspectives, and resources to empower and support parents and caregivers on their journey.

Black Youths’ Perspectives: Importance of Family and Caregiver Involvement in the Mentor–Mentee Relationship
Published on PMC (nih.gov)

This article explores the significance of family and caregiver involvement in mentorship relationships for Black youths. Discover how positive relationships with mentors and caregivers can shape the lives of Black female youth.

Black Women’s Mothering and Caregiving (Chapter 10)
From “Promoting Black Women’s Mental Health” (cambridge.org)

In this chapter, you’ll delve into the unique roles and challenges faced by Black women in mothering and caregiving. Gain insights into the intersection of mental health and caregiving for Black women.

Resources for Black Caregivers & Communities
Offered by Ontario Caregiver Organization

Explore a comprehensive collection of resources specifically tailored for Black caregivers and communities. Access support, information, and guidance to navigate the caregiving journey effectively.

Pathways to Emotion Regulation in Young Black Children: An Attachment Perspective
Published on ScienceDirect

This article takes an attachment perspective to examine emotion regulation in young Black children. Discover how attachment plays a crucial role in emotional development among Black youth.

Parents and Caregivers Are Essential to Children’s Healthy Development
From the American Psychological Association (apa.org)

Learn about the pivotal role parents and caregivers play in the healthy development of children. Explore resources and insights on nurturing the well-being of Black female youth.

We hope these articles and guides provide valuable information and inspiration for parents and caregivers supporting Black female youth. Feel free to explore each resource to gain a deeper understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in parenting and caregiving within the Black community.

For additional resources and support, please Contact Us for personalized assistance.

Disclaimer: The articles and resources listed above are for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional advice. Please consult with relevant experts or organizations for personalized guidance.

Webinars

Browse our curated collection of mental health webinars, thoughtfully selected for parents and caregivers of Black female youth in Canada. These webinars provide essential insights, strategies, and resources to help you navigate the unique challenges faced by this demographic. Explore the list below to access expert knowledge and enhance your ability to support their mental health and well-being.

Implementation Research on the Impact of Family Loss and Separation on Refugee Youth
Presenter: Dr. Akm Alamgi, Manager, Quality and Accountability Systems, Access Alliance (December 15, 2021)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Rethinking How Schools Can Better Include the Parents of Recently-Arrived Refugee Children and Youth
Presenter: Dr. Jerome Cranston, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Regina (August 21, 2019)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Supporting Newcomer Children’s Wellbeing Through Creativity and Play
Presenters: Vanessa Currie, Dr. Kathleen Manion, and Laura Wright, International Institute for Child Rights and Development (May 28, 2019)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Promouvoir la Résilience Identitaire des Enfants Immigrants et Réfugiés
Presenter: Dre Ghayda Hassan, Psychologue Clinicienne/Professeure, Université de Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (April 30, 2019)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Use of the Emergency Department as a First Point of Contact for Mental Health Care by Immigrant Youth in Canada
Presenter: Dr. Natasha Saunders, Clinician-Investigator, Division of Pediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children (February 26, 2019)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Innovation in Child Welfare: Introducing the Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence
Presenters: Liz Okai and Danielle Ungara, Team Leaders, Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (November 21, 2018)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Being a Refugee and Victim of Domestic Violence: Towards an Intersectional Understanding of the Duality of the Experience of Violence
Presenter: Ghayda Hassan, PhD, psychologist and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (June 20, 2018)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Comprendre les Deuils des Jeunes Réfugiés Afin de Mieux les Accompagner
Presenter: Dre. Garine Papazian-Zohrabian, Member of l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (May 18, 2017)
Source: CAMH Webinar Series

Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ Youth
Source: NIMH – Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ Youth

Please note that while these webinars are not specifically tailored to Black female youth, they offer valuable insights into the challenges faced by immigrant and refugee youth in Canada. The knowledge gained from these webinars can be applied to better support the mental health and well-being of Black female youth within this demographic. Additionally, we recommend seeking out resources and organizations that focus on the specific needs of Black female youth to create a holistic approach to support and care.

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