321: Closing Plenary Session - The Manifestation of Microaggressions Within Families: Intersectional Identities, Power, and More


Kevin Nadal; Brad van Eeden-Moorefield He/Him/His; Katie Heiden-Rootes; Kristy Y. Shih; Veronica R. Barrios; Antoinette Landor; Ramona Faith Oswald; Tammy L. Henderson

1:00 PM
2:15 PM
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About the Session

Closing Plenary Session - (NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Presenter: Kevin Nadal, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Moderator: Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D.
Facilitators: Kristy Shih, Ph.D., and Veronica Barrios, Ph.D.
Session Facilitator: Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., Montclair State University, 2020 NCFR Program Chair

Sponsored by: Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


In 2017, the term microaggressions was officially inducted into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, signifying its salience in American vernacular. While originally conceptualized in the 1970s, the term was reintroduced in 2007 by Drs. Derald Sue, Kevin Nadal, and others, to describe the many ways that people experience subtle and unintentional discrimination in their lives. Since then, there have been hundreds of empirical articles and thousands of media articles on microaggressions – which experts have cited as the fastest growing psychological concept to be studied in the last ten years. Microaggressions can occur in a number of contexts - from schools to workplaces to home environments. The current lecture will focus on the manifestation of intersectional micro aggressions within family contexts.

Learning Objectives

By completion of the training, participants will be able to complete the following:

  1. Participants will be able to identify how their multiple identities have influenced their values, biases, attitudes, assumptions, behaviors and general experience of the world.
  2. Participants will be able to describe the types of microaggressions that people experience, as well as the negative impacts that microaggressions have on people, groups, and institutions.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss culturally competent and effective intervention strategies in working with families of diverse backgrounds

    (1) Welcome from the Conference Host, Human Development and Family Science, University of Missouri, presented by Antoinette Landor
    (2) Welcome from the Session Sponsor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, presented by Ramona Faith Oswald
    (3) Introduction of Speakers
    (4) Plenary Presentation
    (5) Discussion Time moderated by Katie Heiden-Rootes, and facilitated by Kristy Shih and Veronica Barrios

    (6) Closing Thoughts about the 2020 Virtual Conference presented by Brad van Eeden-Moorefield
    (7) Introduction of the 2021 Conference Program Chair; and Introduction of the 2021 Conference Theme presented by Tammy Henderson, 2021 Conference Program Chair

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