One talk at a time: Developing an ethnic-racial socialization intervention for Black, Latinx, and Asian American families

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stephanie I. Coard, Associate Professor (Creator)
Laura McLaughlin Gonzalez, Associate Professor (Creator)
Gabriela L. Stein, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Ethnic-racial socialization (ERS) can promote positive outcomes in minoritized youth, but parents often face challenges in effectively engaging in these conversations. We describe the development of a video-based online parent intervention program aimed at improving parental motivation, efficacy, and skills in having ERS conversations. The program focuses on balancing cultural socialization and preparation for bias messages and integrates themes of coping with future discrimination with the goal of promoting adjustment in youth. The video-based program (One Talk at A Time: OTAAT) consists of 11 short videos designed to bolster parental efficacy and skills via motivational, didactic modules, and social modeling. We describe our intervention (specifically designed for Black, Latinx, and Asian American families), a sample of parents (N = 15) who interfaced with the intervention, and preliminary evidence of its impact via a pre-post design and program evaluation interviews. Discussion centers on implications of our approach for future prevention efforts.

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Journal of Social Issues, 77(4), 1014–1036.
Language: English
Date: 2021
ethnic-racial socialization, parenting, parental intervention, minoritized families

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