Network of African American Social & Mental Health Professionals

ISAAC will provide lists of African American mental health professionals in communities across the nation and make those lists available through its website to African American parents. Often school districts recommend that African American children be tested for special education placements, provided with drug therapy, retained in grade and/or placed in lower ability tracks. The decisions that are called for as a result of those recommendations can be the cause of intense stress and anxiety.Most parents do not know of the availability of African American mental and social health professionals in different specializations who can provide them with culturally appropriate advising and evaluations.The network and counseling by Education Advocates described in Clinical Services below are designed to fulfill that need.