The annual program BreaKING the Ice: Black Men’s Mental Health and Wellness Conference: Policy, Implementation and Practice in the Face of Social Injustice invites scholars and practitioners with expertise in policy development, practice, mental health, prevention, intervention and education.

We are especially interested in topics that recognize antiblackness, the racialized and gendered differences in mental health treatment and the promotion of methods to facilitate practical approaches and exploring practical solutions.

BreaKING the Ice: Black Men's Mental Health and Wellness Conference: stage of presenters at Adelphi

We are looking for presentations related to the following topics:

  1. Exploring Legislative Solutions: Policies to Support Black Men’s Mental Health
  2. Community-Led Initiatives: Grassroots Interventions for Mental Wellness
  3. Intersectionality in Mental Health: Gender, Sexuality, and Ableism
  4. Advancing Structural Humility in Mental Health Care with Black Men
  5. Innovative Approaches: The Role of Technology in Mental Health Care as an Intervention
  6. Educational Initiatives: Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Black Communities
  7. Breaking Stigmas: Media Representation and Its Impact on Mental Health Policies
  8. Fostering Collaboration: Partnerships between Government and NGOs for Mental Health
  9. Economic Empowerment as a Mental Health Intervention for Black Men
  10. Crisis Response and Mental Health: Enhancing Support Systems for Black Men
  11. Dismantling Structural Racism in Mental Health: A Call to Action
  12. Promoting Mental Wellness: Considerations for Policy and Practice
  13. Recognizing Cultural Diversity in Mental Health Training and Education
  14. Promoting Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Mental Health Education and Training

Conference attendees who attend the full-day event will be eligible for 6 CEs.

Proposal Submissions

If interested in being a panelist an abstract must be submitted for consideration.

Proposal Requirements

  • List 3 learning objectives
  • Abstract up to 250 words

Please submit your proposals and/or TedX (5 min video). The submission deadline is February 16, 2024 (No exceptions will be made!).

Afternoon Session of the conference

Hot Topic (TedX Style) Submission (12 mins, one presenter):

Here is your opportunity to present a TedX-style talk on one of the topics above or related to the conference theme. Please submit a 5-minute video snippet.

Please email your questions and comments to

Credentialling Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

For any additional questions about this event, please contact

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