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Research related to Black children K-12 - parents and licensed practitioner participants needed!

Dear School Counselor/Community-Based Counselor/Family:


My name is Jazmone Wilkerson. I am a doctoral student at Lindsey Wilson College working on a research project with Dr. Laura B. Smith and Dr. Sarah Fucillo, Assistant Professors at Lindsey. I am currently conducting a study entitled: Understanding the Barriers of Academic Success for Black Students in K-12 with ADHD, IBR Approval #LWC-IRB-121520-004.


I am conducting a research study on the barriers to academic success for Black students with ADHD in Baltimore, MD enrolled in K-12 public or charter schools. This study seeks to understand what barriers are to academic success and how they are being addressed from the perceptions of the school counselors, community-based counselors, and families. Gaining an understanding of the perceived barriers to academic success for Black students can help identify ways in which the school, community, and families can work together (Bryan & Henry, 2011). 


This study will focus on the following research question: How do school counselors, community-based counselors, and families understand academic barriers for Black students with ADHD enrolled in K-12? 


To participate in this study you must meet one of the following criteria: 


  • A licensed school counselor who works in Baltimore City Public Schools or a charter school in Baltimore with Black students in K-12 who have been formally diagnosed by a mental health professional with ADHD

  • A licensed community-based counselor who works in Baltimore city with Black students in K-12 who have been formally diagnosed by a mental health professional with ADHD

  • A caregiver/parent of a current Black student enrolled in K-12 in a Baltimore City Public School or charter school in Baltimore who have been formally diagnosed by a mental health professional with ADHD


Participants must be aged 18 and older. Participation is voluntary and can be revoked at any time. For people who wish to participate, there will be two rounds of interviews totaling 60 minutes per interview. Interviews may occur over Google Meets due to COVID-19 in order to limit the risk of transmitting infection. Participants are eligible to win a $20 Amazon gift card. For more information about this study, please contact me at jazmone.taylor@lindsey.edu.


Best, 

Jazmone Wilkerson, J.D., LCPC, NCC

Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education & Supervision

Lindsey Wilson College



Maryland Counseling Association

5430 Campbell Blvd., Suite 113

White Marsh, MD 21162
info@MDCounseling.org

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