Effects of Unauthorized and Refugee Status on Youth Development 

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.


Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Baltimore Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage, next to the Library — please click here for additional information.


UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. If you would like to request accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreters, captioning, wheelchair access, etc.) for this event due to a disability, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the event. Requests received after that time cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to make arrangements for program access. Please contact us at socialscience@umbc.edu with your specific request and be sure to include the event title, date, and time.

 

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