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The 42nd Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology

Resilience in Development: Pathways to Multisystem Integration

Thursday, October 27 to Friday, October 28, 2022 | Humphrey School of Public Affairs Cowles Auditorium

Organizers:Dante Cicchetti, Ann Masten and Fanita Tyrell

The Minnesota Symposium is a biennial meeting on a selected topic in developmental science. This year’s symposium focuses on multisystem, multilevel, and multidisciplinary approaches to understanding and promoting resilience in the development of diverse young people. All lectures are free and open to the public. Please note that continuing education credits are not available for this event.


Thursday, October 27, 2022

8a.m.-8:45a.m.Light continental breakfast
8:45a.m.-9a.m.Welcome and introduction to the symposium by Dr. Ann Masten
Welcome, rationale, overview
9 a.m.-10a.m.Velma McBride Murry (Vanderbilt University)
Critical Examination of Resilience in African American Families: Adaptive Capacities to Navigate Toxic Oppressive Upstream Waters
10a.m.-10:30a.m.Morning break with coffee
10:30a.m.-11:30Riana Elyse Anderson (University of Michigan)
When the Rubber Band Can No Longer Function: Promoting Multisystemic Structural Resistance alongside Individual Resilience
11:30a.m.-noonDrs. Murry and Anderson – moderated by Dr. Fanita Tyrell
Noon-2p.m.Lunch (please make your own arrangements)
2 p.m.-3p.m.Frosso Motti-Stefanidi (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
Acculturation and Immigrant Youth School Resilience: A Multi-level Integration
3p.m.-3:15p.m.Brief afternoon break
3:15p.m.-4:15 p.m.Michael Ungar (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
Multisystemic Approaches to Researching Young People’s Resilience: Discovering Culturally and Contextually Sensitive Accounts of Thriving
4:15p.m.-4:45p.m.Drs. Motti-Stefanidi & Ungar – moderated by Dr. Masten

Friday, October 28, 2022

8 a.m.-8:45a.m.Light continental breakfast
8:45a.m.-9:45a.m.Margaret Beale Spencer (University of Chicago)
Leveraging Theory for Maximizing Resilience in African American Youth as well as Multisystem Efforts Intended to Provide Support: Applications of PVEST (Phenomenological variant of ecological systems theory)
9:45a.m.Brief morning break
10a.m.-11a.m.Dylan Gee (Yale University)
Leveraging Developmental Neuroscience to Promote Resilience among Youth
11:00a.m.-11:30 p.m.Drs. Spencer and Gee – moderated by Dr. Dante Cicchetti
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.Lunch (please make your own arrangements)
1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.Fred Hasselman (Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Early Warning Signals in Phase Space: Geometric Resilience Loss Indicators from Multiplex Cumulative Recurrence Networks
2:30 p.m.Afternoon break with refreshments
3 p.m.-4 p.m.Catherine Panter-Brick (Yale University)
Multisystem Resilience for Youth in Humanitarian Crises: Energizing Research, Practice, and Policy
4:00pm-4:45p.m.Panel discussion featuring all symposium speakers moderated by Drs. Cicchetti, Masten, & Tyrell
Future Advances Required to Understand and Promote Resilience in the Context of Global Multisystem Threats to Children and their Lifelong Development
4:45 p.m.Symposium Adjourns


RSVP to Eric Hart: hartx036@umn.edu

To inquire about disability-related accommodations, please contact Eric Hart: hartx036@umn.edu

Past symposium volumes

In the past, each symposium has resulted in a volume that contains the collected papers on the designated topic. Below are the most recently published volumes.