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Virtual Discussion on Healthy Racial Identity Development

Healthy Racial Identity Development from Birth through Adolescence: Let’s Talk About It!

Presented by Post Adoption Support Services

Tuesday, November 9, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm via Zoom

In recent years, many parents have begun to learn that their children’s racial identity development begins at birth. Let’s gather with Dr. Cherish Williams and talk about healthy racial identity development as your child grows. We will discuss healthy markers of racial identity development and how to consistently support your child’s racial identity throughout childhood.

All adoptive parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Adoptive parents who register and attend will receive a $10 gift card to Amazon (see flyer for eligibility requirements).

About Dr. Williams

Cherish Williams, PhD is a licensed psychologist and the founder of the Cherished Family Center, PLLC in Durham, NC. She is a co-founder and co-director of the Multicultural Health Program (MCHP), which aims to serve students of the global majority, also referred to as racially-minoritized students, at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Williams is also a founding board member of we are (working to extend anti-racist education), a racial equity organization in Durham, NC. She is a native of North Carolina and she received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and Sociology from UNC. She also has a Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in School and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Williams graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in School Psychology from UNC. Dr. Williams specializes in providing evidenced-based therapeutic services to individuals across the lifespan who are coping with vast life occurrences, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, racial identity, trauma, emotional dysregulation, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Williams has a passion for racial identity development, particularly in children and adolescents. In the community, she serves as a board member and contributor for we are (working to extend anti-racism education). She’s a proud dog mom to King.

Posted on October 22, 2021