Black Families and ‘The Talk’

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Nick Battle, EdD, vice president, Association of Black Therapists; professional counselor licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Earl Turner, PhD, associate professor of psychology, Pepperdine University; founder, Therapy For Black Kids; member, American Psychological Association Task Force on Police Use of Force Against African Americans; founder, Turner Psychological and Consulting Services.

Maya Nelson, mental health counselor, Brave Health.

American Psychological Association: “APA Dictionary of Psychology.”

The Lancet: “Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans: a population-based, quasi-experimental study.”

Journal of Research on Adolescence: “Perceived Racial Discrimination and Self-Esteem in African American Youth: Racial Socialization as a Protective Factor.”

Current Epidemiology Reports: “Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Mental Health: a Review and Future Directions for Social Epidemiology.”

Journal of Health and Social Behavior: “Stress and the Mental Health of Populations of Color: Advancing Our Understanding of Race-related Stressors.”

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