“State of Our Union: Black Girls in Delaware Research Study
November 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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 under the guidance of Myrna Nurse, Ph.D, Chair.
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.