Symposium – Mothering in the Age of Intensive Parenting: Implications for Women and Children’s Well-Being
This transdisciplinary symposium, organized by the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), will focus on the growing tensions between mothers’ well-being and the increasing demands of child-rearing.
This event will further the scientific understanding of these tensions, recognize and explore how they appear in differential and discriminatory ways, and identify key knowledge gaps and opportunities in research that could inform practice, policy, and advocacy to promote the well-being of mothers, children and families.
This event is open to U-M faculty and fellows, and by invitation to graduate students, practitioners and policymakers.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview
9:10 a.m. Income-based Differences in Parenting, Then and Now - Rebecca M. Ryan, Ph.D., Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Psychology
9:45 a.m. Mothering at the Interstices of Race, Class, and Place - Michelle Téllez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Department of Mexican American Studies
10:20 a.m. Moderated Discussion with Keynote Speakers
11:00 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Session 1 - Perspectives from Internal Speakers
Mothering and Mental Health: A Perspective from Perinatal and Infant and Early Childhood Psychiatry - Kate Rosenblum, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School
Walk it Like I Talk it: Perspectives from a Culturally-Relevant Parenting Approach - Riana Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
When Human and Digital Caregivers Clash: Perspective from a Communication and Media Psychologist - Kristen Harrison, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
12:40 p.m. Lunch
1:50 p.m. Session 2 – Perspectives from Internal Speakers
Mothering and Child Health Outcomes: A Perspective from Developmental Science - Alison Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
Perspective from Critical Prison Studies: The Punitive Intersections of Motherhood and Carcerality - Ruby C. Tapia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts
When a Child’s Health is Understood as a Result of Quality of Mothering: A Perspective from a Pediatrician - Julie Lumeng, M.D., Thomas P. Borders Family Research Professor of Child Behavior and Development; Professor of Pediatrics, Medical School
3:20 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Identifying Next Steps
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks