Social Sciences Forum — Distinguished Lecture in Psychology
“Effects of Unauthorized and Refugee Status on Child and Youth Development: Implications for Programs and Policy in the United States and the Syrian Refugee Response Region”
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University
Tuesday, March 26, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor
Unauthorized and forced migration create social exclusion for millions of migrants worldwide. This exclusion can threaten child and youth development in multiple ways. In this presentation, research-based program and policy responses will be presented that: a) protect youth in mixed-status families in the United States in the face of the current immigration policy climate; and b) provide quality early childhood development programming for Syrian refugee families in the Middle East (a partnership between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee, the first awardee of the MacArthur Foundation 100&Change initiative). Implications for developmental science and research-practice partnerships will be discussed.
Reception to follow lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
Photo courtesy of Hirokazu Yoshikawa
This event is sponsored by the Department of Psychology.
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