Health & Well-Being

How Systemic Racism Impacts African-American Family Caregivers

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A panel of Black caregivers share how systemic racism has impacted their personal caregiving experiences. Hear how resilience helped them to continue their practice and allowed them to heal. Featuring Donna Benton, USC Leonard Davis research associate professor of gerontology and director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center; Dannelle LeBlanc, owner of CareGiver Transitions; Kathryn Floyd, operator of Transparent Solutions Consulting; and Nicole Rochester, a pediatrician and independent health advocate.

Who Will Benefit

– Those looking to learn how systemic racism has impacted the experiences of Black caregivers
– Family caregivers hoping to build strength and resilience through their practices
– Those wanting to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected family caregivers

About Our Featured Faculty

Donna Benton is a research associate professor of gerontology at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC). She is also director of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC). Benton has more than 30 years of experience in working with families and the community, to help improve services and support to persons with dementia. She has served as a commissioner on the California Commission on Aging (CCOA) and served as chair of the legislative sub-committee for many years. Her publications focus on research in elder abuse and minority caregiving. She received her graduate training in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and was a gero-psychological postdoctoral fellow at USC/Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.