Penn State’s 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues
Alternate plans will be made if the conference cannot be safely held in person.
Penn State’s 28th Annual Symposium on Family Issues 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.
Attendance is free for Penn State students and employees; $50 for students and post-docs from other universities; $90 for all others.