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CFR Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience 2022

Event Date: 
Friday, May 13, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:15pm
Location: 
North Hall, B.S. Roberts Room
Event Details: 

Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience 2022
Identity as Resilience: Strengths Bases Approaches to Development among Youth, Family and Community

Friday, May 13 | 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
OSU-Tulsa, B.S. Roberts Room

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Conference Sessions & Featured Speakers

I’m that girl: Promoting Resilience and Reclaiming Black Girl Voice
Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). A developmental psychologist and quantitative methodologist, Butler-Barnes line of research includes examining how Black youth draw on individual and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from structural, individual, and cultural racism. Her expertise and scholarly work are on Black children and youth, risk and resilience, academic achievement, and wellbeing. Butler-Barnes also has extensive experience in youth programming as it pertains to Black adolescent girls. 

Understanding African American Family Resiliency in the Context of Racial Trauma 
Renea L. Butler-King, Ph.D., is the Program Manager for the Center for Child Welfare Simulation and Training within the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. She manages simulations of core training to advance skills in child welfare practice, as well as teach macro social work and human development courses. Her research is focused on Intergenerational Transmission of Historical Trauma (ITHxT) and racial trauma healing. She is particularly interested in early identification of racial trauma so that one can begin to engage in race literacy and healing. Dr. Butler-King is working to explore anti-bias, anti-racist literacy and impostor phenomena aimed at supporting secondary and higher educational fields. 

American Indian Identities and the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) as Viewed Through Cultural Resilience Theory 
Virginia Drywater-Whitekiller, Ed.D., is a Professor of Social Work at Northeastern State University. In addition to full-time teaching, Dr. Drywater-Whitekiller pursues an active research agenda utilizing the theory of cultural resilience as applied to American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations population issues such as microaggressions, higher education retention, identity, and Indian child welfare. In 2009 she was selected as a Smithsonian Community Scholar conducting research at the Smithsonian Archives in Suitland, Maryland. More recently, she served as the 2018-2019 Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia. 

The Legacy of Resiliency Embedded in African American Homeschooling 
Stacie Warner, M.Ed, is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Social Foundations of Education (SCFD) program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Her research and scholarship address Intersectional Disabilities and African American homeschooling. Stacie is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) with a Master of Education degree. She has over ten years of experience in adult education and training. She is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. Stacie has been married for 15 years, and she is the proud mother of two wonderful sons, Jeremiah and Jericho

Black Identity and Resilience as the Framework for Black Mental Health Research and Practice 
LaRicka R. Wingate, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies affiliate faculty at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Wingate is dedicated to Black centered mental health research. She is particularly interested in those strengths thought to serve as protective factors for African Americans and other marginalized groups. She examines risk and protective factors that may be particularly salient to Black suicide and mental health, including the impact of acculturation, racial microaggressions, historical trauma, racial/ethnic discrimination, and intersectionality. Dr. Wingate has published more than 75 scholarly publications that have appeared in high quality academic journals.  


Chautauqua Conference on Family Resilience 2022 is presented by the OSU Center for Family Resilience, College of Education and Human Sciences and the OSU Center for Africana Studies, College of Arts  and Sciences.

Contact Email: 
cfr@okstate.edu