Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil, PhD

Department of Psychiatry
University of Illinois at Chicago
Room No. 155,
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd. (MC 747),
Chicago, IL 60608
Office Phone:312-413-1371
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abdul-Adil, J. (in press).  From voiceless to victorious:  Street sounds and social skills for gang-involved urban youth.  See You at the Crossroads (book chapter).
Abdul-Adil, J. (in press).  “Modern Rap Music: Mining the melodies for mental health resources.”  Journal of Youth Development.
Abdul-Adil, J., Drozd, O., Irie, I., Riley, R, Silas, A., Farmer, Jr. A., & Tolan, P. (2009).  University-community mental health center collaboration: Encouraging the dissemination of empirically-based treatment and practice.  The Community Mental Health Journal, 46(5), 417-422.
Abdul-Adil, J. & Tolan, P.H. (2008).  Prevention programs, youth violence.  Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Abdul-Adil, J. & Tolan, P.H. (2008).  Youth violence.  Encyclopedia of interpersonal violence.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Atkins, M., Frazier, S., Leathers, S., Graczyk, P., Talbott, E., Jakobsons, L., Abdul-Adil, J., Marinez-Lora, A., Demirtas, H., Gibbons, R. & Bell, C. (2008).  Teacher key opinion leaders and mental  health consultation in urban low-income schools.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(5), 905-908.
Abdul-Adil, J., Tolan, P. & Guerra, N. (2008).  The cognitive-ecological model:  Paradigm and promise for the future.  In M. Mayer, R. Van Acker, J. Lochman & F. Gresham (Eds.), Cognitive-behavioral interventions for emotional and behavioral disorders: School-based practice (pp. 365-384).  New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press.
Frazier, S., Abdul-Adil, J., Atkins, M., Gathright, T. & Jackson, M. (2007).  Can’t have one without the other: Mental health providers and community parents reducing barriers to services for families in   urban poverty.  Journal of Community Psychology, 35(4), 435-446.
Abdul-Adil, J. (2006).  Rap Music and urban rhapsody: Violence prevention for inner-city African-American male adolescents.  Online Journal of Urban Youth Culture.
Abdul-Adil, J. & Farmer, A.D., Jr. (2006).  Inner-city African-American parental involvement in elementary schools: Getting beyond urban legends of apathy.  School Psychology Quarterly, 21(1), 1-12.

Jaleel K. Abdul-Adil, PhD

Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

Dr. Abdul-Adil's career interest is culturally-sensitive, ecologically-appropriate, and evidence-based practices for low-income urban youth and families.
His current research focuses on family-focused interventions for youth with trauma and co-occurring disruptive behavior and community violence exposure that are provided through university-community partnerships, service system collaborations, and national provider networks.
Dr. Abdul-Adil is also one of the originators and nationally-renowned experts on the use of modern Rap music and Hip-Hop culture to enrich psychosocial interventions for urban youth.


Child trauma
Community violence exposure
Disruptive behavior disorders (including gang-involved youth)
Evidence-based practice dissemination and implementation


Illinois Child Trauma Coalition
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Societies of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) and Community Research and Action (Division 27) of the American Psychological Association


Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Urban Youth Trauma Center


You are here: Home