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September 13, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Student Center #285 | Map
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Title of Talk: Preparing for Racism like We Do Plane Crashes: Moving "The Talk" to "The Walk"

Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia and completed a Clinical and Community Psychology Doctoral Internship at Yale University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson uses mixed methods in clinical interventions to study racial discrimination and socialization in Black families to reduce racial stress and trauma and improve psychological well-being and family functioning. She investigates how protective familial mechanisms such as parenting and racial socialization operate in the face of risks linked to discrimination and residential environment. Dr. Anderson is particularly interested in how these factors predict familial functioning and subsequent child psychosocial outcomes, especially when enrolled in family-based interventions. She recently developed a five-session intervention entitled EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race) to alleviate racial stress and trauma in parents and adolescents in order to facilitate healthy parent-child relationships, parent and adolescent psychological well-being, and healthy coping strategies. Finally, Dr. Anderson is a proud native and current Detroiter and is becoming increasingly addicted to cake pops.

This year's KCP Visiting Scholar Day is funded, in part, by the State of Michigan King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.

For more information about this event, please contact Sharon Lean, Associate Dean at 313-577-0213 or