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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of GarcÌa Coll and colleagues' (1996) integrative model for the study of developmental competencies in minority children, a landmark guide to research with underprivileged youth. We plan to take this anniversary as an opportunity to convene a meeting to discuss advances in developmental sciences in the study of minority youth since this seminal publication and to propose future directions for theory and empirical work.
The meeting will consist of a series of panel discussions with leading scholars in the field. Panelists will initially speak for 10 minutes each, followed by a large group discussion moderated by a scholar with expertise in the topic of interest. The purpose of panel discussions will be to debate pending issues and identify pressing problems in developmental research with underrepresented youth. Discussion will focus on themes that were central to GarcÌa Coll and colleagues (1996), including the role of culture in development (Panel 3) and the impact of prejudice and discrimination in adjustment (Panel 4), as well as topics that were not addressed in the 1996 publication but have gained prominence in the literature, such as the development of LGBT, poor, and affluent youth (Panel 5), and colorblindness in psychological sciences (Panel 2). The opening panel will focus on looking back at the formulation of the integrative model (Panel 1), while the last will center on looking ahead to a new research agenda (Panel 6)
The meeting will be held at Arizona State University (Tempe) on February 4 and 5, 2016. Attendance will be limited to 100 attendees in an effort to promote and facilitate discussion and exchange of ideas among participants and panelists.
Organizers: José Causadias and Adriana Umaña-Taylor
The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Arizona State University