Positive Racial Self-Concept as a Buffer Against Discrimination

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

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.

Description

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.

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Presenter(s)

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

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