ABOUT EMBRACE

Moving "The Talk" to "The Walk"

The EMBRace Program is a 7 meeting family program that brings African American or Black identifying youth aged 10-14 and their caregiver together for conversations about race, cultural pride, discrimination, and stress management. At EMBRace, our goal is to reduce parent and adolescent racial stress, promote familial bonding, and improve psychological well-being. 

For an hour and half each week, families will engage in race-related conversations. We keep it fun by using different techniques like role-playing, debating, art projects, and media. 

Not only do families get to spend serious quality time together, they also receive compensation for their participation!

 

A DAY IN EMBRACE

What kinds of content or conversations will you engage in with EMBRace?

Click Here: Talking about Racism
Click Here: Talking about Racism

Having conversations about racism with children can be uncomfortable, frightening, and lonely. Listen to Dr. Anderson talk about how families can strategically approach this topic on the Today Show. The EMBRace Program is focused on creating a therapeutic environment to make these challenging conversations a little easier.

Click Here: Engaging with Race Based Content
Click Here: Engaging with Race Based Content

During EMBRace, you will watch and discuss media such as this NYT OpDoc with your child. In engaging with race-related content, we hope to help you understand that there are tools to make these conversations easier all around us!

Family Bonding
Family Bonding

In facilitating these conversations about racism, through the various forms of media, EMBRace hopes to increase familial bonding.

Click Here: Talking about Racism
Click Here: Talking about Racism

Having conversations about racism with children can be uncomfortable, frightening, and lonely. Listen to Dr. Anderson talk about how families can strategically approach this topic on the Today Show. The EMBRace Program is focused on creating a therapeutic environment to make these challenging conversations a little easier.