Developing an ethnic-racial identity intervention from a developmental perspective: Process, content, and implementation of the identity project

Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, Sara Douglass

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Abstract

This chapter describes the process of developing an intervention grounded in developmental theory and focused on increasing adolescents' ethnic-racial identity exploration and resolution. We begin by describing the impetus for the focus on ethnic-racial identity as a target for intervention, which includes a brief overview of prior research identifying consistent associations between developmental features of ethnic-racial identity and adolescents' positive adjustment. We then review existing intervention efforts focused on identity, generally, and ethnic or cultural identity, specifically. In the second part of the chapter we present our approach for working with a community partner toward the development of the Identity Project intervention, discuss the mixed method (i.e., quantitative and qualitative) approach we used to develop the curriculum, and describe the curriculum. The chapter ends with a discussion of considerations for implementation, including the universal nature of the program and ideas regarding transportability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages437-453
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319436456
ISBN (Print)9783319436432
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Umaña-Taylor, A. J., & Douglass, S. (2017). Developing an ethnic-racial identity intervention from a developmental perspective: Process, content, and implementation of the identity project. In Handbook on Positive Development of Minority Children and Youth (pp. 437-453). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43645-6_26