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Effects of Unathorized/Refugee Status on Youth Development

Distinguished Lecture in Psychology

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : 7th Floor

Social Sciences Forum

Distinguished Lecture in Psychology

Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University

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”

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.


Sponsored by: Department of Psychology

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