Black youth and family bereavement: A strengths perspective

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Presentation Description

The strengths of bereaved Black youth and families are often overshadowed by negative stigma, the absence of positive images in the media, and the overwhelming experiences of discrimination with which they are faced. This interactive presentation focuses on the commonly known and less often presented strengths of bereaved Black youth and young adults coping with cultural trauma, death, non-death loss, and suffocated grief. The presentation will include theories, research, and examples addressing the strengths of bereaved Black youth and families with focus on educational contexts.


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss theories suited to unfolding and addressing the strengths of marginalized populations in general and Black bereaved youth and families, in particular.
  2. Explicate and describe individual and collective strengths of bereaved Black youth and families.
  3. Delineate strategies to work engage and partner with bereaved Black youth and families in ways the promote prosocial development and coping processes.

About the Presenter

Tashel C. Bordere, PhD, CT, is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and State Extension Specialist in Youth Development at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has developedTashel Bordere v2 and taught courses in Death, Dying, and Bereavement, Black Families, Adolescent Development, and Parent-Child Interaction. She is the past editor of the The Forum: quarterly publication of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She has served on the ADEC Board of Directors, as past Chair of the People of Color/Multicultural Committee, and is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children, Society for Research in Child Development, and the National Council on Family Relations. Dr. Bordere is a speaker, youth and family social justice advocate, researcher, and author of works relating to diversity and resilience through loss and grief, including Adolescents and Homicide and “The remedy is NOT working”: Seeking socially just and culturally conscientious practices in bereavement, a co-authored work, in Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society. She is a Certified Thanatologist (Death, Dying, and Grief Education).


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