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April 26, 2024 Webinar (coming soon)

Promoting Equity in Postsecondary Education: A Focus on Young Adults with Foster Care Backgrounds


Jennifer M. Geiger, University of Illinois Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work

Royel M. Johnson, University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Nathanael J. Okpych, University of Connecticut School of Social Work

Young adults with foster care backgrounds face numerous challenges as they transition into adulthood, particularly in accessing and completing postsecondary education. This webinar will provide an overview of the research and policy context for emerging adults with foster care backgrounds as they pursue and navigate postsecondary education. The presenters will highlight distinct challenges and circumstances of this college student population. The webinar will conclude with opportunities in research, policy, and practice to improve educational equity for emerging adults with foster care backgrounds.

Host: Daysi Diaz-Strong

March 28, 2024 Webinar (coming soon)

SSEA Presents: Precarious Protections: Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum in the US.   

With Chiara Galli, Ph.D, University of Chicago           

Chiara Galli will present her book, Precarious Protections, an ethnography describing Central American unaccompanied minors’ experiences in the US asylum process, a system that too-often denies the rights and protections of formal refugee status to children who fled life threatening violence. She will discuss the spillover effects of the legal process on immigrant youths’ everyday lives as they come of age under the gaze of the state and their life course transitions are forestalled by legal limbo and the denial of rights.          

Host: Daysi Diaz-Strong

February 29, 2024 Webinar (coming soon)          

SSEA Presents: Best Practices for Inclusivity in Course Preparation

With Kelley Wick, Doctoral Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln                           

Kelley Wick, co-chair of the SSEA Anti-Racism & Social Justice topic network, discusses learning about ideas and best practices for inclusivity in course preparation and materials.         

November 15, 2023 Webinar (coming soon)

SSEA Presents: Loneliness & Social Relationships in Emerging Adulthood

With Dr. Emma Kirwan, University of Limerick, Ireland

October 26, 2023 Webinar

SSEA Presents: Sexual Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood

With Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, Springfield College, USA

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