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Symposium on Family Issues: Penn State

by Carolyn Scott, Pennsylvania State University

“Development of Hispanic Children in Immigrant Families: Challenges and Prospects,” is the topic of Penn State’s 16th Annual Symposium on Family Issues, to be held October 23-24, 2008, on the University Park campus. Sixteen scholars from major institutions will integrate perspectives from multiple social sciences and address policy implications. Presentations and discussions at the symposium will focus on

  1. social ecologies of Hispanic children in immigrant families, including the range of setting characteristics and the ways in which setting characteristics have implications for child and youth well-being and development,
  2. the role of families in children’s successful adaptation to new “host” environments;
  3. the implications of school and community contexts as well as education policies for children’s school experiences and academic achievement; and
  4. the roles of health care, social service provision, and health policies in children’s health and well-being.

Lead speakers include: Richard Alba (SUNY Albany), Kimberly Updegraff (Arizona State University), Carola Suárez-Orozco (NYU), and Margarita Alegria (Harvard Medical School). Information and registration at or contact Carolyn Scott at



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