Immigrant Families as They Really Are

Friday April 5th, 2013 (9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)
Saturday April 6th (9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Despite the importance of immigration for the well-being of our nation, the average American has a very limited and predominantly negative view of immigrants. Too often popular media and political discourse promote and support a toxic caricature of immigrant families. At odds with this myopic characterization of immigrant family life, family researchers and practitioners frequently remind us of the richness and complexity of immigrant families. This conference brings together national immigrant family researchers and local immigration practitioners to discuss some of the intricacies of immigrant families and the challenges they face as they carve their way into American society. The conference includes panel discussions on youth well-being and international adoption, parenting and intimate relationships, fertility, sexuality, and partner selection, dynamics of transnational families, and the cultural adaptation and implementation of evidence-based interventions to assist immigrant families in need. Come join us at the University of Miami, enjoy the warmth and beauty of South Florida, and make use of this wonderful opportunity to learn about Immigrant Families as They Really Are.

Keynote Speaker: Carola Suarez-Orozco
Professor of Human Development and Psychology
Co-Director, Institute for Immigrant Children and Youth, UCLA

Registration is now open. Click here to register.

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