Positive Racial Self-Concept as a Buffer Against Discrimination (PO016)

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    5:30 PM–6:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. recognize the utility of The Identity Project as an evidence-based strategy as outlined by Domain 8 of the NASP Practice Model.
  2. describe and implement strategies for helping students develop a positive self-concept related to their racial identity.
  3. understand how a child's racial self-concept is influenced by discrimination and potentially impacts present and future mental health.


This poster session will present findings from a systematic review of the literature which focuses on the role racial discrimination plays in the development of racial self-concept. Information will be displayed illustrating how increasing positive racial self-concept is vital to ensuring positive identity exploration. Participants will identify evidence-based practices that can help students develop a positive self-concept related to their racial identity.



Tara L. Rempel, Georgian Court University
Heather L. Rickmers Tacovsky, Georgian Court University

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