What is Black?

Talking to Kids About Race

Episode Summary

Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson (@rianaelyse) is a Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Health Behaviors & Health Education Department in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship addresses culturally specific parenting practices to reduce race-related stress in families. During this episode, we discuss the importance of having conversations with our children about race, promoting child psychosocial well-being, her current program, EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race) a family based-intervention that provides parents and children skills to address race and racial discrimination, and her video series, Our Mental Health Minute, with Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones (@SCTJones) about addressing mental health stigma within the African-American community.

Episode Notes

Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson (@rianaelyse) is a Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Health Behaviors & Health Education Department in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship addresses culturally specific parenting practices to reduce race-related stress in families. During this episode, we discuss the importance of having conversations with our children about race, promoting child psychosocial well-being, her current program, EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race), a family-based intervention that provides parents and children skills to address race and racial discrimination, and her video series, Our Mental Health Minute (OurMHM), with fellow psychologist Dr. Shawn C.T. Jones (@SCTJones) that addresses mental health stigma within the African-American community.

To learn more about Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson go to https://www.rianaelyse.com.

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