What is Black?

The RESilience Initiative: Uplifting Youth Through Healthy Conversations About Race

Episode Summary

During this episode I speak with Lauren G. Caldwell, JD, PhD, Keyona King-Tsikata, and Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD from the American Psychological Association (APA) to discuss the RESilience Initiative. RESilence's goals are to address the effects of racism, racial bias and discrimination through: * Increasing knowledge of racial and ethnic socialization (RES) as an important part of identity development. * Increasing the effective use of racial and ethnic socialization. * Supporting parents in managing their own experiences while helping their children learn positive messages about race and ethnicity. * Increasing attention to RES and related issues among researchers, research funders, practitioners, educators and other stakeholders.

Episode Notes

During this episode I speak with Lauren G. Caldwell, JD, PhD, Keyona King-Tsikata, and Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD from the American Psychological Association (APA) to discuss the RESilience Initiative. RESilence's goals are to address the effects of racism, racial bias and discrimination through:

Bios:
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 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.

To learn more about RESilience go to: https://www.apa.org/res

Parent resources: https://www.apa.org/res/parent-resources/index