Migration Policy Institute
Growing Up in America: The Extent and Impacts of Discrimination on Young Children from Immigrant Families
Christia Spears Brown, Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Kentucky
Jennifer Keys Adair, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
Cecilia Ayón, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
Randy Capps, Director of Research, U.S. Programs, Migration Policy Institute
While the effects of discrimination against immigrant adolescents and adults have been the subject of much study, discrimination’s impacts on young children of immigrants has gone largely unexamined. During this webinar, three scholars will explore the educational, psychological, and social impact of discrimination on immigrant-origin children from birth to age 10. The three presenters will discuss the types of discrimination that young children of immigrants may experience, particularly in the school setting, and its consequences for children, their families, and schools. The presenters will also offer recommendations for addressing discrimination in school settings and explore ways to promote family and child resilience in the face of discrimination.
The papers released on this webinar are part of a project supported by the Foundation for Child Development.