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Workshop at ICP 2012 Conference

Primary Investigator(s): Tabbye Chavous, , Carla O'connor, Robert Sellers, Stephanie Rowley

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $39,655

Period: 4/15/2012 - 12/31/2012

The project is a symposium and workshop session to be held at the 2012 International Congress of Psychology (ICP) Conference (July 22-27, 2012, in Capetown, South Africa). The session will be cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context (co-PIs: Tabbye Chavous, Robert Jagers, Carla O'Connor, Stephanie Rowley, and Robert Sellers). The goal of the workshop/symposium is to promote cross-national discussion and collaboration around conceptual and methodological issues in studying risk and resilience processes among Black youth in South African and United States contexts. The session will include scholarly presentations by junior and senior South Africa-based and U.S.-based scholars and audience discussion moderated by expert scholars from South Africa and the United States on race-related psychological processes related to risk and resilience. A central focus in the symposium/workshop will be on ways that school contexts and community- and school-based educational programs can promote positive adaptation and resilience among Black youth experiencing psychological or social risk.