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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dr. Vonnie McLloyd to present at OSU Chautauqua on Parenting: Empowering Economically Disadvantaged Parents to Enhance Child Development

The Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences’ Human Development and Family Science Department and OSU-Tulsa’s Center for Family Resilience will host the fourth Chautauqua on Parenting on Friday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the North Hall 151 at OSU-Tulsa.

This year’s Chautauqua is titled Empowering Economically Disadvantaged Parents to Enhance Child Development. Vonnie McLoyd, Ph.D., University of Michigan Developmental Area Chair and Ewart A. C. Thomas Collegiate Professor of Psychology, will present the keynote address on “Interventions that enhance the development of children in poverty.”

McLoyd’s research focuses on links between economic conditions at the family- and neighborhood-level and children's socioemotional adjustment and how conditions influence children and socialization processes in the family and community that protect children from the negative effects of unfavorable economic conditions.  

Other Chautauqua presenters include Jorge Atiles, Ph.D., OSU College of Human Sciences associate dean of extension and engagement; Julia Atiles, Ph.D., coordinator of the early childhood education program at OSU; Vicki Ehlers, early childhood instructor; and Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Ph.D., Kaiser Chair in Community Medicine at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. There will also be a panel of researchers and community agency professionals who will discuss the implications of current research and its translations into practice as well as an opportunity for questions and answers involving the audience.

For more information and to register visit www.humansciences.okstate.edu/chautauqua, email cfr@okstate.edu or call 918-594-8336 or 405-744-9938. Registration is $25 until May 2 and $35 at the door. Registration includes continental breakfast, drinks and lunch. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure seats.

The Chautauqua on Parenting series is an annual project of the College of Human Sciences Human Development and Sciences Department and is designed to share information on parenting for professionals who work with children and families living in poverty. The series has previously featured speakers such as Diana Baumrind, Greg Pettit, Jackie Mize, Danny Shaw and Howard Hendrick.

The Center for Family Resilience, located at OSU-Tulsa, is a collaboration between the College of Human Sciences and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. The Center's mission is to promote resilience and reduce risk among Oklahoma's citizens through multidisciplinary research, education and outreach.

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