Pathways to Resilience: Understanding the Links Between Contextual Stress, Behavioral and Cultural Assets, and Mental Health in Black Juvenile Justice-Involved Adolescents

Awarded Scholars:
Aerika Loyd, University of California, Riverside
Project Date:
Mar 2020
Award Amount:

Loyd will assess the types and frequency of stressors experienced by Black youth involved in the juvenile justice (JJ) system.  She will use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the relationship between stress and youth’s mental health and examine how behavioral and cultural assets might promote the mental health of JJ-involved youth. Her goal is to develop more effective and culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs that promote resilience among JJ-involved Black youth.


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