Research continues to support the efficacy of SAAF

A new peer-reviewed study from CFR scholars found that for participants in the Strong African American Families program, the “intervention reduced the incidence of racism-related mental health symptoms among Black adolescents.” CFR’s Dr. Steve Kogan, lead author of the study, explained the finding by saying, “we know that families can provide a buffer against stressful and traumatic experiences like racism when they do certain things such as encouraging Black pride in their youth and building a strong parent-child relationship.”

Read more in this UGA Research feature.