Penn State’s 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues

Causes and Consequences of Parent-Child Separations: Pathways to Resilience
October 26, 2020 1:00pm - October 27, 2020 4:00pm
The Family Symposium will be virtual and is free to everyone.

Penn State’s 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues has moved to a virtual event and is now free to all. Note later start time on Monday.

This year's symposium will focus on circumstances of parent-child separation that have become increasingly evident in the social-political-economic context of the 21st century, namely parental incarceration, migration and deportation, and military deployment.

In sessions addressing these three broad domains of parent-child separation, speakers from multiple disciplines will consider the societal factors that have given rise to increasing numbers of children and youth who are experiencing separation and the implications of separation for their well-being. Speakers will also highlight the implications of their research for evidence-based programs and policies that foster youth and family resilience.

Speakers include NCFR members and NCFR journal authors Jodi Berger Cardoso, Joanna Dreby, Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth, Abigal Gewirtz, Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, Kristin Turney, and Jennifer E. Copp, among others.

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