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Dr. Coard named Chair of APA’s RESilience

Principal Investigator of the AAFSS Lab, Dr. Stephanie Irby Coard, has been named the Chair of the American Psychological Association’s RESilience (Racial and Ethnic Socialization) Initiative, the working group on race-related parental stress.

The goals of RESilience are to address the effects of racism, racial bias, and discrimination through:

  • Increasing knowledge of racial and ethnic socialization 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.

Congratulations to Dr. Coard!