Using Hip-Hop to Understand Substance Use and Promote Wellness with Black Youth


During this workshop we will share multimedia prompts (music, videos, images) that can be used to facilitate discussions with Black youth about the intersection of trauma, race (racism) and substance use. Hip-hop music often incorporates references to substance use in ways that at times seems to promote consumption. We will explore strategies to equip Black youth to engage popular music with a critical ear to increase their ability to make healthy lifestyle decisions regarding substance use.

Led By
​MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Office of Youth and Young Adult Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc
Event Type
Resource Topic
Cultural Responsiveness
Evidenced-based Strategies and Programs