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Experts on Children and Families

Domestic Violence:

Joanie Dovekas, Assistant Director, Office of Residence Life.
Sexual violence.

Early Childhood:

Illene Cupit, Professor of Human Development (Psychology) and Women's and Gender Studies.
Director of Institute on Death, Dying and Bereavement. Infancy and early childhood. Attachment relationships of babies and young children to caregivers. Bereavement and grieving.

Sawa Senzaki, Assistant Professor of Human Development (Psychology).
Director of the Culture and Development Lab ( Infancy and early childhood. Acculturation among immigrant children and families. Second language acquisition.

Health and Welfare Issues Affecting Children and Families:

Stephanie Reilly, Director, NEW Partnership for Children and Families.
Health and welfare issues regarding children and families.

Middle Childhood and Adolescence:

Timothy Meyer, Professor Emeritus of Information and Computing Science (Communication). John P. Blair Endowed Chair in Communication.
Decades of published research on the impact of media and technology on children, adolescents and families.

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