What is it about?

The erosive effects of racial discrimination on Black youths’ depressive symptoms are reduced by increased levels of protective parenting behavior.

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Why is it important?

These findings highlight the potential of family-based interventions to promote constructed resilience resources (protective parenting behavior) that can, in turn, protect marginalized youth in the face of discrimination.


In this article, we found that experiences of discrimination provide an important, negative developmental context for Black youth. Further, we also indicated a substantial need for models to guide preventive intervention efforts to better protect youth, especially minority.

Dr Man Kit Lei
University of Georgia

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This page is a summary of: Protective parenting behavior buffers the impact of racial discrimination on depression among Black youth., Journal of Family Psychology, June 2021, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/fam0000822.
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