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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference

Racial Socialization: A Protective Factor for Urban African American Youth Mental Health

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Session Number: 29 Room: Salon A

Presenting: William Bannon

All Authors for this paper: William Bannon; Mary McKay; James Rodriguez

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: This paper examines how racial socialization relates to urban African American youth mental health. One hundred and forty African American caregivers and their respective children participated in the study. Caregivers provided data on family demographic, caregiver mental health, caregiver stressor, and racial socialization variables. Children provided data on child mental health and child stressor variables. Hierarchical linear regression revealed that parent reports of racial socialization predicted better child mental health beyond demographic, parent mental health, parent stressor, and child stressor variables. This finding suggests that racial socialization may be an effective protective factor for urban minority youth mental health.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM