The Rose that Bloomed from the Concrete: How African American Males can be Academically Successful

ID: 4968WEB

The problem of black male underachievement has captured the attention of school social workers, policy makers and theorists. Rather than focus on how and black male students “fall through the cracks” this workshop explores how they manage to be academically successful and “make it.” Drawing on resiliency theory, participants who attend this workshop will learn effective empirically based strategies, which can be used to support black male students as they travel through the educational k-12 pipeline.

Fee: $60.00


Instructor: Marc Freeman, PhD, MSW, MDiv.
Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Dr. Marc Freeman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., currently serves as the Student Assistance Coordinator for Trenton Central High School in Trenton, NJ. He is also an adjunct professor at the Silberman School of Social Work in Harlem, NY, teaching Research I and II. His research focuses on urban Black male students, urban neighborhoods, resiliency, and how institutions (i.e., schools, churches, and families) are implicated in student achievement. Dr. Freeman has four degrees; a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications from East Stroudsburg University, a Master of Social Work from Temple University, a Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work from Palmer Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Education from Temple University. His dissertation focused on how Black male high school students use neighborhood-based capital to succeed in school.

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