CFRN Community Conference: Supporting Immigrant Families

Posted on December 03, 2012

On December 4, 2012, the Child and Family Research Network will host a half-day community conference on “Supporting Immigrant Families.”

Keynote Speaker Dr. Nancy Gonzales, Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, will discuss “The Culture of Resilience in Mexican American Families and Communities.” Participating scholars from UNCG include Dr. Gabriela Stein, Dr. Heather Helms, and Dr. Julie Mendez.

Several members of the community who are working “on the ground” with immigrant families and children will also participate in the conference. Among those is the CNNC’s Latino Outreach Coordinator Krycya Flores Rojas!

The 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. conference is free and open to the public.

Child and Family Research Network
(336) 334-3601
[email protected]


Elliott University Center Auditorium, UNCG


8am- Continental Breakfast, EUC Auditorium Lobby

8:45am- Dr. Terri Shelton, UNCG, Opening Remarks

9:00am- Keynote Speaker Dr. Nancy Gonzales, ASU, The Culture of Resilience in Mexican American Families and Communities

This presentation will highlight the role of traditional cultural values as a key resource for resilience in Mexican American families and communities, drawing on a program of basic and intervention research with Mexican American adolescents in the Southwestern United States.

10:15am- Dr. Gabriela Stein, UNCG, Making it in North Carolina: Latino Families in an Emerging Immigrant Community

11:00am- Break

11:15am- Dr. Heather Helms, UNCG, The Family Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Couples in North Carolina at the Advent of the U. S. Great Recession

12:00pm- Community Panel moderated by Dr. Julie Mendez

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