Howard Stevenson

How to resolve racially stressful situations

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About Howard Stevenson

With over 29 years experience working as a clinical and consulting psychologist in low-income rural and urban neighborhoods across the country, Howard C. Stevenson is now Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (REC). The REC is a research, program development, and training center that brings together community leaders, researchers, authority figures, families, and youth to study and promote racial literacy and health in schools and neighborhoods. Howard is currently the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. He has written numerous peer reviewed publications, and he is the author of the teaching book Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools. Howard’s research publications and clinical work have been funded by the W.T. Grant Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, and the National Institutes of Mental Health and Child Health and Human Development.

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As a psychologist with over 29 years experience working in low-income rural and urban neighborhoods, Howard Stevenson recognizes that racially-charged encounters can be scary for people, especially for kids. Tune in to Howard's 2017 TEDMED Talk to learn how he teaches racial literacy as a means to help promote new types of healthy conversations around race in schools and neighborhoods.

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