The inaugural Kessler-Freedheim lecture, in honor of Dr. Jane Kessler, Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Mental Development Center, and Dr. Donald Freedheim, Emeritus Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Schubert Center, will be given by Dr. Rick Settersten.
Understanding transitions in the life course is perhaps nowhere more important or more challenging than in the period from adolescence to early adulthood. The process of becoming adult has seen rapid and dramatic change in recent years. What does recent science say about successful transitions into adulthood today? Professor Settersten, a former member of the MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood, will discuss (1) how transitions to adulthood have changed, (2) how young people build identities as “adults,” (3) what skills and resources youth need if they are to make successful transitions, and (4) the sources and consequences of inequality in early adulthood.
This lecture will appeal to individuals in higher education, educators and counselors in high schools, medical professionals (especially those in adolescent health and medicine), parents of youth and young adults, and legislators (especially those who work on things like education, employment, health).
Dr. Settersten will be joined by community respondents: Paul Hill, Jr., Founder and President of the National Rites of Passage Institute, and Christie Sozio, Youth Engagement Associate at A Place 4 Me.
Community and University Partners Include:
A Place 4 Me, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University Department of Sociology, Council of Neighborhood Leaders, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services, and Voices for Ohio's Children.
The Schubert Center Conversation Series connects CWRU faculty, students and staff, visiting researchers, practice and policy experts, and community members whose work impacts children, young people, and families. This year's series is “Confronting Inequalities in Childhood.”
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact the Schubert Center.