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Young Scholars Program 2019 Children of Immigrants Webinar Series

In 2017, the Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) launched its inaugural Children of Immigrants Webinar series, a three-part webinar series highlighting issues related to children of immigrant families/immigrant children, presented by former YSP grantees. For over 10 years, YSP focused on the early learning and developmental needs of immigrant children/children of immigrants. The goal of the series was to increase awareness of the existing YSP research, what is known, and the implications for policy and practice. Realizing the continuing need to understand the psychosocial implications of immigration, deportation, and parental separation on young children, the Foundation has commissioned a second series consisting of three additional webinars. The Foundation is pleased to invite you to register for the first webinar:

A Closer Look: The Unique Needs and Promise of Children of Black Immigrants and Refugee Children
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM EST (90 minutes)
(Please note that space is limited and upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.)
DESCRIPTION: Children within immigrant families are often targets of discrimination and further marginalization, particularly within the current political context. Within this vulnerable and resilient population, children of black immigrants and children in refugee families constitute a growing segment of children in our society. Black children of immigrants–most with parents from Africa and the Caribbean–and refugee youth from Muslim backgrounds can experience significant health and economic disparities as they grow. This webinar will focus on the educational, health, and mental health outcomes of these two populations of children and include a discussion of research and policy recommendations on how to best serve and support them.


  • Tiffany L. Green, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Kevin J.A. Thomas, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • Selcuk R. Sirin, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University


Click here to register for the January 23rd webinar.


Webinar II | Public Safety Net and the Wellbeing of Children of Immigrants
February 20, 2019
2:00PM – 3:30PM EST
Webinar III | Supporting Caregivers and Communities Working with Children of Immigrants
April 2019 (TBC)
2:00PM – 3:30PM EST
More details to come.
If you have any questions regarding the webinar series, please contact

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