Head Start's Third National Research Conference

Call for Presentations

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families presents Head Start's Third National Research Conference: Making a Difference for Children, Families and Communities Partnerships Among Researchers, Practitioners and Policymakers. The conference will be held June 20-23, 1996, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

The program committee invites proposals for conference research presentations. These presentations may be research in progress, recently published or unpublished research, or a synthesis of findings already in the literature. Both symposia (multiple papers) and poster (single paper) presentations are invited. Of special interest is research that represents ethnic diversity, explores normative and adaptive functioning within a cultural context, or exemplifies use of research by practitioners and policymakers or collaborations between them.

For symposia, the committee invites proposals that emphasize the study of children and families within their social and cultural context. This perspective includes examining the child within the context of the family, school, and community.

Research from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, pediatrics, medicine, psychiatry, nursing, public health, social work, law, epidemiology, and economics is welcome.

Proposal topics may include research in the following areas: infants and toddlers; normative child development; children with special needs; quality issues in the development and education of young children; physical and mental health; the family in the community; family support and self-sufficiency; cultural and linguistic diversity; stressors; new approaches to the study of children, families, and communities; and applications from programs in other countries.

The deadline for abstracts is June 30, 1995. For information about the call or conference, contact Dr. Faith Lamb Parker, Project Director, Columbia University School of Public Health, CPFH/MCH, 60 Haven Avenue, B-3, New York, NY 10032; (212) 304-5251; FAX:(212) 305-7024; e-mail: flp1@columbia.edu

This conference is being organized in collaboration with the Columbia University School of Public Health Center for Population and Family Health and the Society for Research in Child Development.

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