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Reilly Lecture in Infant & Toddler Caregiving is May 19
The Fourth Annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture in Infant & Toddler Caregiving will take place Wednesday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St. The lecture is sponsored by the Syracuse University College of Human Ecology and the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education and Child Care Solutions. It is free and open to the public.
The event will feature L. Alan Sroufe, William Harris Professor of Child Psychology at the Institute of Child Development and adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.
The presentation will describe findings from the most comprehensive developmental study of children ever conducted. The children were followed age by age from before birth to adulthood, and all aspects of child functioning, as well as the surrounding context, were measured to answer questions such as:
- Does early experience have special importance? If so, how is early experience carried forward?
- Do child problems precede or follow parenting problems?
- What accounts for changes in child functioning over time?
- What happens to earlier experience following developmental change?
For more information on the event, call (315) 443-1715.
The Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series in Infant & Toddler Caregiving was launched in 2007 thanks to the generous support of SU alumnus John D. Reilly III ’69, G’70 and his wife, Patricia M. Reilly. The Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture Series is part of the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, which the Reillys established in perpetuity in honor of their son Jack (John D. Reilly IV).