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Teen-agers attending 1999 Forum Community Colloquium

 Teen-agers attending 1999 Forum Community Colloquium

1999 Kent Psychology Forum

Forging Links:
Clinical and Developmental Perspectives on
African American Children

Angela M. Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., Chairperson

A book based on the Forum Forging Links is now available from Greenwood Publishing Group.

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Forum Summary

Forum's Purpose --
  • bring together cutting-edge scholars in the area of African American children.
  • promote dialogue between the scholars and individuals who on a daily basis work with African American children.
  • bring the research to the community.
Deb Johnson, Bertha Holliday, Waldo Johnson

Deborah Johnson,
Bertha Holliday,
Waldo Johnson

Inn at Honey RunThe 1999 Kent Psychology Forum was held April 25-28 at the beautiful Inn of Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio. For three days researchers and community participants discussed, presented, and discussed some more issues relevant to Black children.

Forum Presentations

Sunday, April 25

Gospel Choir
Robert Sellers
A Multi-dimensional Approach to Racial Identity: 
Implications for African-American Children 
Graduate students
Medina Ikhlas and
Michele Mitchell,
and community participants Winston Travis and
Betty Chappelle
Graduate Students Forum Presenters Forum Presenters:
Michael Lambert,
Waldo Johnson,
Esther Jenkins,
Ronald Taylor,
Angela Neal-Barnett

Monday, April 26 COMMUNITY DAY

Ronald Taylor
Impact of Poverty on African-American Children [abstract]
Esther Jenkins
Exposure to Violence and Post-traumatic Stress in African-American Children [abstract]
Angela Neal-Barnett
Acting White and the Experience of Fear: Conceptualizing Social Anxiety and African American Children [abstract]
Waldo Johnson
African-American Male Adolescents and Fatherhood [abstract]
Jessica Henderson Daniel
Black Adolescent Spirituality [abstract]
Community Discussion led by Winston Travis and Gloria McCullough
Discussion/commentary on clinical implications of findings presented at conference
Dialogue with Graduate Students
Informal Discussion
Forum participants Forum participants

Tuesday, April 27

Deborah Johnson
Racial Socialization in African-American Children [abstract] 
Michael Lambert
Appropriate Defining Quantifying and Assessing Strengths in Psychopathology in African-Americans [abstract]
Robert Stadulis, Gary Waters, Angela Neal-Barnett
Sports and the African-American Male Child: What Values Do They Learn [abstract]
Informal Discussion (Hospitality Room)

Wednesday, April 28

Small Groups Discussion and Reports

Forum participants leaving for the airport

Forum participants leaving for the airport

Community Colloquium
Arlington Church of God
539 South Arlington Street
Akron, Ohio

 One of the major goals of the Forum was to bring the research to the community. Dr. Neal-Barnett strongly believes that research cannot exist in a vacuum and must be shared with other scholars, mental health workers, parents, grandparents, and the youth themselves. On Wednesday evening, April 28, the Forum sponsored a community colloquium featuring Forum participant Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Daniel's talk "Packing Faith in your Bookbag: Carrying the Ultimate Power" was attended by over 400 people.

Arlington Churh of God
KSU Welcome
Welcome from
Mrs. Margaret Payne,
Executive Assistant to the President of
Kent State University
Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett introduces Dr.  Jessica Henderson Daniel
Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel,
Harvard Medical School, Speaker
"Packing faith in your bookbag:
Carrying the Ultimate Power"
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel
takes a question from
Rev. Ronald Fowler
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel takes a question from Rev. Ronald Fowler
Pastors with Speaker
Rev. Dr. Diana Swoope,
Rev. Dr. Ronald Fowler,
Dr. Jessica Henderson Daniel,
Dr. Angela Neal-Barnett


Forum Abstracts

For further information about the 1999 Forum contact:

[Home][Dr. Neal-Barnett's Biosketch][Dr. Neal-Barnett's Publications]
[Dr. Neal-Barnett's Curriculum Vita][Dr. Neal-Barnett's Current Research]

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Rosalie J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
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Angela M. Neal-Barnett, Ph.D. All rights reserved.Some copyrighted graphics courtesy of African American Inspired Web Art and IconBazaar.

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