Faculty members and graduate students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School recently took part in the 2021 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting (that was held virtually because of COVID-19), April 7-9, 2021.
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is an international, multidisciplinary, nonprofit professional association whose primary goal is to promote the understanding of child development through research and dissemination. Members conduct theoretical studies, basic and applied research, and policy analyses to understand and enhance child development. Since the first meeting held in 1934, SRCD has hosted a biennial meeting on odd numbered years for its members and the developmental science community at large. Through its biennial meetings, which draw attendees from countries throughout the world, SRCD strives to meet the goal of understanding child development through research while serving as a network and forum for its members and attendees, as stated in SRCD’s strategic goals. Members and attendees include professionals and graduate students in psychology, human development, family studies, education, public policy, sociology, social work, psychiatry, pediatrics, and public health. Attendance at the biennial meetings averages 6,500.
The Gevirtz School presenters are all part of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Their presentations were:
“Prevention and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Potential of Well-Child Visits for Serving Latinx Families” in panel New Directions for Developmental and Prevention Science for Improving the Lives of Latinx Families
Maryam Kia-Keating (presenting author), Miya Barnett (non-presenting author), Chava Nerenberg (non-presenting author), with Sabrina R. Liu (UC Irvine, non-presenting author, GGSE alumna)
“Family, school or community, which matters? Social support and mental health of Chinese LGBTQ students” in panel Building a global understanding of LGBTQ youth and schools: Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe
Chongzheng Wei (presenting author), Tania Israel (non-presenting author), with Wenli Liu (Beijing Normal University, non-presenting author)
“Comparing English and Spanish Speaking Therapists’ Coaching Behaviors” in panel Early Childhood Parent Coaching Interventions: Examining Adaptations and Coaching Process
Yessica Green Rosas (presenting author), Miya Barnett (non-presenting author), with Kristen McCabe (Univ San Diego, non-presenting author)
Conducting Research on LGBTQ Youth of Color: Challenges and Future Directions, Alison Cerezo (panelist)