Session 1:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Reducing Racial Disparities in Juvenile Detention with Effective and Innovative Alternatives to Detention

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 2:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): why culture matters, targeting intervention for specific populations and building a continuum

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 3:

Alternatives to Detention (ATD): Multi-Agency Resource Center: A one-stop shop for families

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

Session 4:

Mental Health in the Black Community

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12pm-1pm (CDT)

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Mental Health in the Black Community

October 21, 2020,  Noon to 1 pm CDT


Doris Moore,

MS, NCC, CPC, LIMHP, Founder and CEO of the Center for Holistic Development-Omaha

The Racial/Ethnic Disparities Sub-committee of Douglas County, Nebraska aims to provide the audience with information about mental health issues in the black community that are oftentimes overlooked. Mental Health impacts all aspects of livelihood for youth and families in underrepresented areas. Doris Moore MS, NCC, CPC, LIMHP is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Holistic Development (CHD) in Omaha. She has practiced in the Omaha area for over 20 years. Doris and her team take and approach to behavioral health work that includes looking at the whole person and their environment. CHD staff provide services that include education programs, community outreach, and activities for the youth and their family.  The staff works alongside families to fulfill the agency mission of “serving a diverse community by providing holistic behavioral healthcare services and education programs to individuals, families, and groups”.


  • Signs, Symptoms, and Statistics
  • Systematic Barriers
  • Impact on the African American Community and Beyond
  • Reducing risk and implementing solutions

This course will help attendees understand the impact mental health can have on behaviors and how to impact behavior change with clients and their family.    Each of the above risk factors, once identified, could be addressed by this therapeutic approach.  This course will assist attendees in understanding why the creation of culturally competent service is imperative in 21st Century social service work.  The session will also discuss how this approach aims to reduce the criminogenic risks associated with youth.