Chautauqua on Parenting at OSU-Tulsa to focus on low-income households
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
5/02/12 at 4:59 AM
Oklahoma State University's Tulsa Center for Family Resilience and the OSU College of Human Sciences' Human Development and Family Sciences Department will host the fourth annual Chautauqua on Parenting from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday in North Hall 151 at OSU-Tulsa.
This year's project focuses on economically disadvantaged parents and how they can enhance their child's development.
Due in part to a lack of resources, youths growing up in low-income homes are at greater risk of early negative life experiences than those who grow up in a high-income home environment, studies continue to show.
The keynote speaker is Vonnie McLoyd, University of Michigan Developmental Area chair and Ewart A.C. Thomas collegiate professor of psychology. McLoyd conducts research on links between economic conditions at the family and neighborhood level and children's socioemotional adjustment. The subject of the keynote address is interventions that enhance the development of children in poverty.
During the conference, a panel of researchers and community agency professionals will discuss the impact of current research and its practical use in the field. There will also be a segment when audience members can ask questions of the panel.
Registration is $25 until Wednesday and $35 at the door. Registration includes continental breakfast, drinks and lunch. With seating limited, registration in advance is encouraged.
Fore more information and to register, visit tulsaworld.com/chautauqua
Original Print Headline: Event's focus is at-risk children
Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316