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July 14, 2021

H.E.A.T. : Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy

H.E.A.T is a holistic, afro-centric, strength-based, trauma-informed model that emphasizes a positive and engaging approach to treatment. This manualized intervention targets young African American males. The holistic approach of H.E.A.T. focuses on treating the complete person by addressing spiritual, mental, emotional physical, environmental, and experiential factors that influence one’s sense of self, behaviors, and choices. The curriculum seeks to validate life experiences and help the client address and resolve emotional and psychological issues that have shaped his self-image, behavior, and lifestyle choices. H.E.A.T. is spreading across the county. It is the only culturally responsive intervention of its kind in the county. This session will discuss why this intervention is important and the research that makes it a promising practice.

During this webinar you will learn to:

  • Recognize why culturally responsive interventions are important.
  • Identify the key elements of HEAT; and,
  • Identify the studies that show HEAT to be a promising practice.