OUR VALUES

We focus on supporting individuals on their life journey, whether they are undergrads, graduate students, post-docs, or community members. For many, this means a productive careers in academic or in a clinical settings, but we believe training in research scholarship and community engaged work serves those in all career paths. 

PROVIDING MENTORSHIP

We work to improve clinical and educational outcomes for underserved communities across the state. This means partnering with our communities, with everyone bringing their resources and expertise to the table.

WORKING FOR AND ALONGSIDE UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

Our communities are filled with strength and resilience. Our research focuses on the protective aspects of culture, community, and family, as the unique risks and challenges faced by immigrant communities and communities of color.

LEVERAGING ASSET BASED APPROACHES

CURRENT PROJECTS
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Multi-RASCS 

Multi-RASCS is a collaborative project across multiple universities to understand what contributes to parental efficacy in racial-ethnic socialization across Asian American, Latinx, African-American, and White parents of adolescents. 

 

Collaborators: Riana Anderson (University of Michigan), Keita Christophe (Wake Forest), Shawn Jones (Virginia Commonwealth University), Lisa Kiang (Wake Forest), and Howard Stevenson (University of Pennsylvania)

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REST and Health 

This collaborative project aims to identify how various forms of racial/ethnic discrimination, including vicarious experiences of discrimination, affects mental health and health behaviors.

Collaborators: Michelle Martin-Romero (UNCG Public Health Education)

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VOCES

VOCES is a study to understand how COVID-19 and stress impacts psychological and academic functioning in Latinx youth and the cultural resilience factors that serve to protect youth.

Funding:  Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) grant to Jordan Anderson.

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STRONG MINDS, STRONG COMMUNITIES

An NIMH collaborative R01 grant testing a community health worker model of delivery of mental health services for underserved communities (including services in Spanish for Latinx populations).

Collaborators: Kari Eddington (UNCG co-PI) and Margarita Alegria (PI at collaborative site Health Disparities Unit, MGH)

Funding: National Institutes for Mental Health R01 Grant, 2019-2024

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ONE TALK AT A TIME

A pilot study examining prevention program to facilitate racial/ethnic socialization processes in Mexican American, Chinese American, and African American youth and their families. Data collection underway.

 

Collaborators: Stephanie Irby Coard, PhD (UNCG), Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), and Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest)

 

Funding: UNCG Strategic Seed Grant

PAST PROJECTS
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CAMINOS AL FUTURO

A school-based research project examining the role of future life aspirations in the development of depressive symptoms in high school students. Data collection completed.

 

Collaborator: Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG)

Funding: UNCG New Faculty Grant

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FAMILISM PRIDE

A study of Latinx college students and the intersection of familism values, behaviors, and emotion predicting psychological and family functioning. Data collection completed.

Collaborators: Laura Castro-Schilo, PhD (SAS) and Scott Plunkett, PhD (CSUN).

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PROMOTING DIALOGUES

A study examining facilators and barriers to racial/ethnic socialization processes in Mexican American, Chinese American, African American, and Black immigrant youth and their families. Data collection underway.

Collaborators: Stephanie Irby Coard, PhD (UNCG), Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), and Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest)

 

Funding: UNCG Strategic Seed Grant

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PADRES EFECTIVOS

A study examining the comparative effectiveness of an activation intervention for Latino families raising children with mental health needs. Data collection completed. A study examining facilators and barriers to racial/ethnic socialization processes in Mexican American, Chinese American, African American, and Black immigrant youth and their families. Data collection underway.

 

Collaborators: Kathleen Thomas, PhD (UNC SHEPS)

 

Funding: PCORI

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LA FAMILIA EN CAROLINA

A research study examining how cultural experiences, family relationships, and school impact psychological adjustment for Latino/a middle school students. Data collection completed. 

 

Collaborators: Laura Gonzalez, PhD (UNCG), Lisa Kiang, PhD (Wake Forest), Andrew Supple, PhD (UNCG)

 

Funding: UNCG Regular Faculty Grant and Wake Forest Faculty Grant

Lasting Smile

LOVING PROJECT

A multi-site study examining identity and socialization processes in multiracial emerging adults. Data collection underway.

Clarissa Abidog, (ASU), Annabelle Atkin (ASU), Keita Christophe (UNCG), Abigail Gabriel (ASU), Richard Lee, PhD (University of Minnesota), Christine Wu (University of Minnesota), Hyung Chol (Brandon) Yoo, PhD
 

OUR RESEARCH & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
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​​​We attempt to identify cultural processes and values, such as parent-child relationships, cultural socialization, and familism, that impacts psychological and educational outcomes in kids of color.

CULTURAL VALUES

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Stein, G.L.,  Cavanaugh, A.*, Castro-Schilo, L., Mejia, Y.M.* & Plunkett, S. (in press). Making my family proud: The unique contribution of familism pride to the psychological adjustement of Latino emerging adults. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.


Kulish, A.*,Cavanaugh, A*., Stein, G.L., Kiang, L., Gonzalez, L., Supple, A., & Mejia, Y. (in press). Ethnic-racial Socialization in Latino Families: The Influence of Mothers’ Socialization Practices on Adolescent Private Regard, Familism Values, and Perceived Ethnic-racial Discrimination. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 


Stein, G.L., Coard, S.I., Kiang, L., Smith, K.*, & Mejia, Y*. (2018). The intersection of racial-ethnic socialization and adolescence: A closer examination at stage-salient issues.  Journal of Research on Adolescence. 


Stein, G. L., Gonzalez, L. M., Cupito, A. M.*, Kiang, L., & Supple, A. J. (2015). The protective role of familism in the lives of Latino adolescents. Journal of Family Issues, 36(10), 1255-1273.
Cupito, A. M*., Stein, G. L., & Gonzalez, L. M. (2015). Familial Cultural Values, Depressive Symptoms, School Belonging and Grades in Latino Adolescents: Does Gender Matter?. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(6), 1638-1649.


Stein, G. L., Cupito, A. M*., Mendez, J. L., Prandoni, J*., Huq, N*., & Westerberg, D*. (2014). Familism through a developmental lens. Journal Of Latina/O Psychology, 2(4), 224-250. doi:10.1037/lat0000025


Gonzalez, L. M., Stein, G. L., & Huq, N. (2013). The influence of cultural identity and perceived barriers on college-going beliefs and aspirations of Latino youth in emerging immigrant communities. Hispanic Journal Of Behavioral Sciences, 35(1), 103-120. doi:10.1177/0739986312463002