Managing Chronic Stress in Urban Minority Youth


In partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA) Center for School Health and Education (CSHE), Dr. Olga Acosta Price developed a curriculum framework and training content titled Managing Chronic Stress in Urban Minority Youth Program. The products pertaining to the program are designed for implementation by school staff and School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), with the specific aims to:

  • Build their capacity to understand and recognize the complexities of chronic stress in urban minority youth, such as the influence of poverty on adolescent development, the social determinants of health, the continuum between risk and resilience including youth engagement and other essential concepts.
  • Provide an overview of strategies, tools and techniques for managing chronic stress (and trauma-informed care) in urban minority youth.
  • Support the integration of these strategies and techniques school-wide and within SBHCs, with the involvement of youth.