Firearm Suicide as a Human Rights Priority for Prevention

In addition to being a public health crisis, firearm suicide in the United States poses an ongoing threat to human rights of U.S. residents. This article argues that the U.S. is bound to act to honor its human rights obligations in this area. The article first reviews current statistics on firearm suicide in the U.S. […]

Black Males, Trauma, and Mental Health Service Use: A Systematic Review

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence of and synthesize results from relevant studies that have examined barriers and facilitators to professional mental health service use for Black male trauma survivors ages 18 and older. METHODS: A thorough search of selected databases that included EBSCO, ProQuest, and Web of Science Core Collection and careful consideration of […]

Black Males, Trauma, and Mental Health Service Use: A Systematic Review

Black Males, Trauma, and Mental Health Service Use: A Systematic Review Robert Motley and Andrae Banks (2018) Washington University in St. Louis Objective To systematically review the evidence of and synthesize results from relevant studies that have examined barriers and facilitators to professional mental health service use for Black male trauma survivors ages 18 and older. Methods […]

Black Males, Trauma, and Mental Health Service Use: A Systematic Review

OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence of and synthesize results from relevant studies that have examined barriers and facilitators to professional mental health service use for Black male trauma survivors ages 18 and older. METHODS: A thorough search of selected databases that included EBSCO, ProQuest, and Web of Science Core Collection and careful consideration of […]

Police More Likely to Use Force Against Higher Income Black Women

A new study  by Robert Motley Jr. a doctoral student and Sean Joe, the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis, examines the use of force by police officers when factors such as race, gender and income are taken into account. The researchers examined 2011 data […]

Police Use of Force by Ethnicity, Sex, and Socioeconomic Class

Police Use of Force by Ethnicity, Sex, and Socioeconomic Class Robert O. Motley Jr. and Sean Joe (2018) Objective Disparities in police responses to Black and White people have received significant research and public attention in recent years. This study examines self-reported accounts of exposure to and perceptions of police use of force among Black […]

Police Use of Force by Ethnicity, Sex, and Socioeconomic Class

Objective: Disparities in police responses to Black and White people have received significant research and public attention in recent years. This study examines self-reported accounts of exposure to and perceptions of police use of force among Black and White ethnic groups by sex and income level.  Method: Using bivariate and multivariate approaches, we analyzed data from the […]

Black Youth Mental Health & Educational Experiences

Disproportionately lower educational achievement, coupled with higher grade retention, suspensions, expulsions, and lower school bonding make educational success among Black adolescents a major public health concern. Mental health is a key developmental factor related to educational outcomes among adolescents; however, traditional models of mental health focus on absence of dysfunction as a way to conceptualize […]

Black Youth Mental Health & Educational Experiences

Mental Health and Educational Experiences Among Black Youth: A Latent Class Analysis Theda Rose, Michael A. Lindsey, Yunyu Xiao, Nadine M. Finigan-Carr, and Sean Joe (2017) Highlights Objective of the study was to examine the associations between mental health and educational experiences among Black adolescents. Higher school bonding is strongly associated with having better mental health. […]

Police Use of Force by Ethnicity, Sex, and Socioeconomic Class

Objective: Disparities in police responses to Black and White people have received significant research and public attention in recent years. This study examines self-reported accounts of exposure to and perceptions of police use of force among Black and White ethnic groups by sex and income level.  Method: Using bivariate and multivariate approaches, we analyzed data from the […]

Black Youth Mental Health & Educational Experiences

Disproportionately lower educational achievement, coupled with higher grade retention, suspensions, expulsions, and lower school bonding make educational success among Black adolescents a major public health concern. Mental health is a key developmental factor related to educational outcomes among adolescents; however, traditional models of mental health focus on absence of dysfunction as a way to conceptualize […]

Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors

Black emerging adults ages 18–29, particularly those residing in predominantly black urban communities, are at risk for community violence exposure (CVE). This potentially traumatic event may induce traumatic stress reactions for black emerging adults that contribute to their engagement in violence perpetration, substance use and/or sexual risk-taking behaviors as a way to cope with their […]

Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors

Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors Among Black Emerging Adults: A Systematic Review Robert Motley, Whitney Sewell, and Yu-Chih Chen (2017) Highlights High levels of exposure to community violence is a predictor of substance abuse Mixed study results concerning both the relationship between community violence exposure and violence perpetration and the relationship between community violence […]

Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors

Black emerging adults ages 18–29, particularly those residing in predominantly black urban communities, are at risk for community violence exposure (CVE). This potentially traumatic event may induce traumatic stress reactions for black emerging adults that contribute to their engagement in violence perpetration, substance use and/or sexual risk-taking behaviors as a way to cope with their […]

Suicide Risk Among Urban Children

Suicide Risk Among Urban Children  Sean Joe, Andrae Banks, and Rhonda Belue (2016) Highlights Ethnic group identity or categorization of human beings is not a good indicator of suicide risk. Children under 12 should be examined similarly for suicide risk regardless of age. Screen all urban children at PES expressing symptoms of intentions to self-harm […]

Suicide Risk Among Urban Children

Objective: This study examines how socio-demographic and clinical characteristics influence suicide risk among a large, urban sample of children (ages 12 and younger) receiving Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Methods: Bivariate and binomial logistic regression analyses were employed to analyze data for a sample of 951 urban children presenting for pediatric PES. Results: Approximately 17.2% of […]

Suicide Risk Among Urban Children

Objective: This study examines how socio-demographic and clinical characteristics influence suicide risk among a large, urban sample of children (ages 12 and younger) receiving Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES). Methods: Bivariate and binomial logistic regression analyses were employed to analyze data for a sample of 951 urban children presenting for pediatric PES. Results: Approximately 17.2% of […]