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Published on: Aug 20, 2020

The circumstances of parent-child separation due to parental incarceration, migration and deportation, and military deployment will be the focus of Penn State’s 28th annual Symposium on Family Issues, being held virtually Oct. 26 to 27.

“Causes and Consequences of Parent-Child Separations: Pathways to Resilience” will include speakers from multiple disciplines who will consider the societal factors that have given rise to increasing numbers of children and youth 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.

The virtual symposium is free. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit the 2020 Family Symposium.

The Family Symposium series is funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and sponsored by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute, Population Research Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Child Study Center, as well as Penn State’s departments of sociology, human development and family studies, psychology, and agricultural economics, sociology and education.

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