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Erlanger “Earl” Turner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Turner is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and mental health expert. In 2021, he launched Therapy for Black Kids - which provides mental health tech support and psychoeducation resources to help parents raise mentally healthy kids in the 21st century. Dr. Turner has been quoted by top media sources including CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, Ebony, NPR, Oprah Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and more. He is the author of Mental Health among African Americans: Innovations in Research and Practice and author of the forthcoming book Helping Your Child Cope with Racial Stress: A Parent's Guide to Help Black Children Manage Emotions, Build Resilience, and Thrive. In 2020, he became the 1st Black male to serve as President of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (Division 37 of the American Psychological Association). Most recently, he has worked as a consultant for Meta as part of their Youth Well-being Creator Collective Initiative focused on creating uplifting content to support mental health and wellness.