Parenting during Periods of Uncertainty and Unrest

Join the gathering of experts, parents, educators, and advocates in raising equity among our youth and to leverage evidence for action. This conversation will be focused on how the syndemic of COVID-19 and racism is operating in the lives of parents and what the evidence tells us about the experiences of parents of color. We lift up the strengths and uniqueness of parents of color at this time as we seek to answer:

  • What do parents say during these times of uncertainty and crisis?
  • How do we talk to children and parents from a clinical perspective?
  • How do we empower parents to parent and what are the considerations for parenting girls and boys of color, particularly for mothers of boys of color?
  • How can policies and systems be changed to provide more wraparound services during dual crises of racism and COVID-19?

Hosted by: Wizdom Powell, PhD, MPH (Director of the Health Disparities Institute, University of Connecticut and President, APA Division 51) With speakers: Wendi S. Williams, PhD (President, APA Division 35 and Dean of the School of Education, Mills College) Chuck Hollister, PhD (APA Division 43 and CEO of the Missouri Psychological Association) Shauna Cooper, PhD (Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of Strengths, Assets, & Resilience (StAR) Lab, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Daniel Singley, PhD., ABPP (Division 51 and Director of the Center for Men’s Excellence) Anthony Gay, MSW, Father & Social Work Supervisor, DCF

Sponsored by the UConn Health Disparities Institute, American Psychological Association Division 51 (Psychological Science of Men & Masculinities), APA Division 35 (Psychology of Women), Division 43 (Couple & Family Psychology), #EquityFlattensTheCurve initiative and APA Children, Youth, and Families Office