CFRN is holding a half-day community conference addressing immigrant families. Dr. Nancy Gonzales, Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speaker, addressing “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.
Also participating in the conference will be several members of the community who are working “on the ground” with immigrant families and children.
The conference is free and open to the public.
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
11:15am- 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