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Vulnerability & Resiliency Informed Insights for Approaches to Trauma

January 31, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Part of the MSU Minority Child Development Series, sponsored by MSU Human Development and Family Studies, Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and University Outreach and Engagement.

About the Speaker:

Margaret Beale Spencer, Ph.D.

Marshall Field IV Endowed Professor of Urban Education and Chairperson of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago

Dr. Spencer was director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Health Achievement Neighborhood Growth and Ethnic Studies (CHANGES), and guided the inaugural director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Collective Research Institute. Spencer’s Phenomenological Variant of Ecological Systems Theory (P-VEST) provides an identity-focused cultural ecological perspective. P-VEST is a continuing framework in her work, and that of countless others. It serves as the foundation for her gender, culture and context acknowledging, developmental race and ethnicity sensitive research emphasis. The conceptual framework addresses resiliency, identity and competence formation processes for diverse humans—particularly youth—both in the United States and abroad.

To RSVP, contact: Amy King (kingamyn@hdfs.msu.edu)



Lincoln Room, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
219 S Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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