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Heritage Youth Connection™

Learn what it means to become a Heritage Ambassador™.

Heritage Ambassadors™ play an integral role in supporting positive mental health for Black youth and families in their communities. Black youth suffer from high rates of race-based stress that, if left untreated, develops into racial trauma - a condition researchers have linked anxiety, depression, isolation, and suicidal behavior. BMH Connect™ seeks to address these issues through play-based interventions that inspire real conversations around race-based issues affecting Black youth today. Your decision to become a Heritage Ambassador™ is an important first step to help Black youth heal from racial trauma and reclaim their childhood.

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Program Overview

Participants in the Heritage Ambassador™ Training program will receive 24 hours of APT-approved continuing education hours in order to become a Heritage Youth Connection™ program facilitator. Topics include:

  • Black Kids Matter: Play Therapy to Support Black Youth Experiencing Racial Trauma

  • Cultural Humility in Play Therapy

  • I Got the Power! Play Therapy to Empower Black Girls

  • Play Therapy to Support Social-Emotional Expression in Black Boys

  • Play Therapy Techniques to Support Grieving Black Youth

  • Play Therapy to Address Suicidality in Black Youth

  • Group Play Therapy with Black Youth

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What's Included?

Heritage Ambassadors™ will also receive the following materials to supplement and support their practice:

  • Heritage Ambassador™ training manual

  • Heritage Youth Connection™ program manual

  • Access to digital downloads for program activities

  • Materials for program experiential activities including multicultural art materials

  • Program certificates

  • Clinical assessments

  • Attendance sheets

Ready to Enroll?

Ready to enroll in the Heritage Youth Connection™ program for yourself or your organization? Our next training is available:

December 9th & 10th, 2022

10:00am - 5:00pm EST

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