DID YOU KNOW?
- 8 million U.S. adults will not receive needed mental health treatment and counseling services*
- 5 million adults and children will not receive needed addiction treatment*
- By 2025 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts shortages of behavioral health professionals
- Behavioral Health fields include Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Social Work
The mission of HBCU C.A.R.E.S. is to raise awareness of and offer access to behavioral health fields for diverse students.
- Increase the number of racial and ethnic minority students prepared to enter behavioral health fields
- Increase student awareness of careers in behavioral health
- Assist students with continuing their education in behavioral health
- Establish partnerships among HBCUs and other organizations to share resources and strategies to strengthen their capacity to recruit and train students for careers in substance use, mental and co-occurring disorder treatment.
KEY INITIATIVESA. ADVISORY COUNCIL
- The Advisory Council provides oversight and support from various HBCUs and community agencies.
- The HBCU C.A.R.E.S. Website provides career and training resources to behavioral health students and professionals.
C. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AMBASSADORS
- Behavioral Health Ambassadors promote Behavior Health fields and topics with undergraduates at HBCUs.
- Ambassadors receive mentoring, professional development and a stipend during their ambassadorship.