115: INVITED PRESENTER SYMPOSIUM - Understanding Child and Family Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States and South Korea Contexts

Grace H. Chung; Woosang Hwang
10:15 AM
11:30 AM
Salon D
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Session Type
Invited Symposium
Session Focus
  • Research
Organized By
  • International
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About the Session

Conference Attendance Hours: 1
NBCC CE Hours: 1

Made Possible by the International Section


The symposium is theoretically and methodologically innovative, advancing our understanding of the relationship of the COVID-19 pandemic to child and family issues in the United States and South Korea. Because the pandemic is a global crisis, while the United States and South Korea, for example, have different cultural backgrounds, they face similar problems related to children and families. However, it is also important for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to understand its impact on the contemporary child and family issues in culturally unique manners. On this foundation, this symposium will focus on four important and timely topics related to child and family well-being in the United States and South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic: (1) inequality and economic hardship in low-income families, (2) the use of internet and communication technology in adolescents, (3) caregiving challenges in immigrant families, and (4) the influence of social distancing restrictions on couples' relationship quality.


  • Introducing current child and family issues in the United States and South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Understanding new theoretical and methodological approaches for the research in child and family well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Developing the cross-cultural perspective in the well-being of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Subject Codes: COVID-19, cultural competence, globalization
Population Codes: U.S., international (non-U.S.), cross-cultural
Method and Approach Codes: quantitative methodology, qualitative methodology, research (general)


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