Andraé L. Brown, PhD
The Young Will See Visions and the Old will Dream Dreams: Examining
the Vitality and Resilience of Urban Youth and Their Families
some political, economic and social gains, an overwhelming number of
urban youth face daily threats to their physical and psychological
well-being. Coming of age is often seen as a universal experience;
however, the journey is tempered by the intersections of race, class,
gender, sexual orientation and region. This keynote will explore the
beauty and vitality of the modern family and its innate drive to raise
healthy, talented and vibrant children.
Andraé L. Brown, PhD, is an associate professor in the Marriage, Couples and Family Therapy Program at Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon, co-director of Affinity Counseling Group, and research fellow for the Council on Contemporary Families. Dr. Brown’s research agenda focuses on the development of treatment models that use the supportive structures of families, schools, and communities to address trauma, violence, and substance abuse. Research and clinical interests also include resilience in street-life-oriented Black men, the psychosocial development of adolescents living in the urban context, liberation psychology, and cultural equity in service provision. In addition, he also consults with nonprofits, schools, municipalities, and community groups on various issues regarding cultural equity, urban culture, and youth leadership.