A conversation with leaders of the American Psychological Association’s RESilience Initiative

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Why We Gather. Black and brown people suffer disproportionately from chronic stress due to perceived discrimination, neighborhood stress, daily stress, family stress, acculturative stress, environmental stress and maternal stress. A large and growing body of research shows that these racial effects on health are measurable and negative. In order to raise healthy children, especially children of color, it is crucial that we understand and manage racial stress, both that of the children and that of the adults who care for them. Join us for this conversation with leaders of the American Psychological Association’s racial and ethnic socialization (RESilience) initiative for a discussion on what racialized stress is and to share information about steps we can take to minimize its effects.

We look forward to seeing you online tomorrow at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Guardians, parents, teachers, social workers, uncles, grandmothers — you’re all invited. Registering ensures that you will receive the after-event recording and resources whether you attend live or not.


8:30 to 8:35 pm ET: Introduction to this session of Talking Race & Kids and to our special guests.
8:35 to 9:00 pm ET: ET: Andrew and Melissa of EmbraceRace start the conversation with Lauren, Keyona and Tiffany of the APA’s RESilience Initiative
9:00 to 9:25 pm ET: Q & A with the EmbraceRace community, all of you!
9:25 to 9:30 pm ET: Closing thoughts.

Lauren G. Caldwell, JD, PhD, is the director of the Children, Youth and Families Office (CYFO) of the American Psychological Association. The CYFO coordinates and tracks APA initiatives related to children, youth and families across the organization. Housed in the Public Interest Directorate, CYFO works to fulfill APA’s commitment to applying the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and the promotion of equitable and just treatment of all segments of society through education, program delivery, and policy design and implementation.

Keyona King-Tsikata, MPH, is the director of the Office on Socioeconomic Status (OSES) of the American Psychological Association. OSES is responsible for directing, overseeing, facilitating and promoting psychology’s contribution to the understanding of SES and the lives and well-being of the poor. As such, the office works to develop and facilitate relationships and activities to advance psychology as a major force in research, policy and advocacy related to SES.

Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD, is the senior director of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) at the American Psychological Association. OEMA works to increase the scientific understanding of the ways in which culture pertains to psychology and ethnicity influences behavior. This is accomplished, in part, by ensuring the appropriate training and development of psychologists who can adequately work with our nation’s ethnically diverse society and move the extant literature concerning multicultural psychology forward. The office also promotes the development of public policies that support the concerns of psychologists of color and the communities they serve.

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Andrew and Melissa

Embrace Race

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Andrew Grant-Thomas

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Co-founder of EmbraceRace: Raising a Brave Generation. https://www.facebook.com/weembracerace/

Embrace Race

our community of support around race and raising kids, more at embracerace.org

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