In Focus: Conference on Mexican-American Families

A national slate of scholars will convene in Lubbock April 15-16 to discuss issues ranging from child development and health to parenting styles.

Written by Cory Chandler

A national, multidisciplinary slate of scholars will convene  in Lubbock April 15-16 in the Matador Room in the Student Union Building to discuss issues related to child development in  Mexican-American families.

A national, multidisciplinary slate of scholars will convene in Lubbock April 15-16 in the Matador Room in the Student Union Building to discuss issues related to child development in Mexican-American families.

Understanding Mexican American Children and Families: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives is sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD).

Guest speakers from 10 universities including the University of Texas at Austin, Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss topics such as nutrition and health, education and family dynamics in Mexican-American households.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. RSVP by April 15 to TTUMexicanFamiliesConference@yahoo.com. For details, download the conference agenda.

The SRCD is a professional association with over 5,800 members representative of the various disciplines and professions that contribute to the knowledge of child development. Nearly one-fifth of SRCD’s members are from nations outside the United States, representing over 50 countries.


Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers a wide range of courses and degrees in the areas of early childhood, human development, interpersonal relations and family studies.

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Science Human Development & Family Studies with teacher certification
  • Master of Science Human Development & Family Studies
  • Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies

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