STATE OF OUR UNION:
Black Girls in Delaware Research Study
In January 2020, the Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NC100BW-DE) partnered with the University of Delaware’s (UD) Partnership for Healthy Communities (PHC) and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) to initiate a study about Black girls in Delaware. The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at UD was contracted to conduct the study.
The NC100BW-DE sought Delaware State University (DSU) Women and Gender Studies as a contributor of personal narrative papers written by undergraduate students.
The study highlights the lived experiences of Black girls and adolescents to contribute to policy discussions that favorably impact Black girls in the state. Through a collaborative process, the group decided that focal topics in this study would be health, self-esteem, relationships, racism, school experiences, resilience, and social media use.
We invite you to explore the authentic voices of Black girls and adolescents in Delaware.
Very Cool Statement about the state of Black Girls in Delaware.
Data and Statistics
This fifth brief in a five-brief series summarizes the findings in the area of resilience. The partnership’s research surfaced a number of findings regarding “what works” for Black girls: how participants experience relationships, how participants have been resilient, and what is needed to facilitate positive life experiences specific to Black girls in Delaware.
This brief summarizes the findings in the area of image and self-image.
Black girls’ perceptions of themselves, others’ perceptions of them, and the overlap and tensions between these two elements of image