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4-part Training: Contemporary Challenges Facing Black Youth

Title: Resilience & Resistance: Black Youth and Family’s Navigation of Racism-Related Stress

Description: Keniston (1978) asserted that Black youth are “the most endangered children in our society.” Indeed, Black children and teenagers are exposed to myriad adversities, particularly those that emanate from the legacy of racism in this country. Yet, despite deficit-oriented narratives concerning them, Black youth—and their families—have continued to demonstrate remarkable psychosocial resilience. This resilience is cultivated drawing upon racial-ethnic protective factors (REPFs) within Black families, including racial socialization and racial identity. In this presentation, conceptual and empirical work on mechanisms undergirding the salutary benefit of REPFs for Black youth and caregivers will be discussed. This presentation will conclude with a discussion of ongoing and future research, which seeks to imagine novel ways that resistance from racism-related stress can support the psychosocial health of Black youth. 

Presented by: Shawn Jones, PhD

APSAC Members: Free

Non-Member Registration: $25

Cancellations:No cancellations. No refunds. Registration is transferable. Requests for transfer to a future event will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions please email us at

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