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IBS Research Talk: Kimberly Updegraff
February 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A graduate student lunch will follow the talk in 155B from 12:30pm 1:30 pm, please RSVP.
Title: Family and Culture: Sources of Strength in Mexican-Origin Youth
Guided by culturally and ecologically informed models of development, Dr. Updegraff will draw on two decades of research to illustrate the interplay of family and cultural characteristics in youth development and adjustment among Mexican-origin youth growing up in predominantly immigrant families. This work recognizes the cultural assets and sources of resilience in Mexican-origin families and highlights the implications for prevention research, including an ongoing randomized clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a family-based prevention program with Latinx youth and their families attending Title I elementary schools.
Kimberly Updegraff earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Cowden Distinguished Professor of Family and Human Development in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. Her work over the past two decades has focused on the role of gender and cultural socialization processes in family dynamics and youth well being in predominantly immigrant families of Mexican origin. She is currently leading a randomized clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a family-focused prevention program for Latinx children and their parents.