Western's Center for Cross-Cultural Research (CCCR) and Psychology Department will host a webinar titled "Using Racial Protective Factors to Cultivate Resilience Among Black Youth" with Virginia Commonwealth University's Shawn C. T. Jones from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.
The presentation will be hosted via Zoom and is free and open to the public and campus community.
Black children and teens are exposed to myriad risks, particularly those that emanate from the legacy of racism in this country. Yet, despite historical deficit-oriented narratives concerning them, Black youth—and their families—have continued to demonstrate positive psychosocial outcomes. Unfortunately, the mechanisms by which racial factors, such as racial identity and racial socialization, are protective for Black youth remain largely unknown, thus limiting our ability to develop effective prevention and intervention efforts. In this presentation, conceptual and empirical work on mechanisms undergirding the salutary benefit of racial protective factors will be discussed. Specifically, mixed-methods (i.e., survey, observation, interview) research will be presented that addresses how diverse Black families navigate teaching their children about race. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing and future research.
For more information, go to the CCCR website at https://wp.wwu.edu/cccr/about/.