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Research

Photo of Dr. Franklin with research assistants

Dr. Franklin's research addresses the resilience and the psychological well-being of African-Americans and especially African-American men. In the past Dr. Franklin has worked to understand the impact of racial slights and misrepresentations experienced by people of African descent and the effects of assumptions based on stereotypes held about blacks by the general public.

Team's current research endeavors to look into the manifestation of life themes represented in archived video of therapeutic support groups for African American men.

Presentations

Keynote Speaker, (2016, October). Invisibility Syndrome in the Psychoeducational Development of African American Males. 5th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Bermuda College, Southampton, Bermuda

Keynote Speaker, (2016, September). Invisible Person: Drama and Trauma in Being African American. Kente Circle Training Institute: Healing the Wounds of Racial Trauma, St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN

Presenter/Symposium, (2016, August). Out of School Time: A Vital Domain for Psychological Interventions in Children and Youth Development. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Facilitator & Invited Speaker, (2016, June). NGO Roundtable: Achieving Collective Impact in the East Port of Spain Thrive Initiative, Hosted by The Esimaje Foundation, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Chair & Organizer, (2016, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change: Demonstrating Collective Impact in the Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). The Vital Role of Out of School Time Programs for Black Male Education and Development. Presented at the 4th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, Kingston, Jamaica.

Invited Speaker, (2015, October). Counseling and Working with African American Male Young Adults in College. Counseling and Mental Health Service, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

Chair, (2015, October). Endowed Chairs & LSOE Policy Committee Colloquium Series: Lessons for Immigration Policy from Newcomer Youth and Mixed Status Families, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Florida Children’s Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Best Practices & Future Outlook. Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, May). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Examining Neighborhood Based Change in Overtown Miami in Partnership with Overtown Children & Youth Coalition, University of Miami, Miami, FL.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Colloquium: Building a Cradle to Career Policy Agenda for Every Child. Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Chair & Organizer, (2015, April). Nelson Chair Roundtable on Networking Community Based Programs in Partnership with Boston Promise Initiative, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Discussant/Symposium, (2015, January). Psychology without Borders: Exploring International Competencies for Science, Service, Training, and Policy. National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Invited Speaker, (2014, November). Masculinity Transformations: Studying Trends and Male Roles.  Presented at the 2014 Caribbean Regional Conference of Psychology, Paramaribo, Suriname, South America.

Invited Speaker & Trainer, (2014, September). Working Effectively with Black Males: Family, Parenting, Trauma, and Issues of Invisibility. Professional Development Workshop, Kente Circle Family Services & Coalition of Community Service Organizations, Minneapolis, MN.