Profiles in "Youth Development" Expertise Area

  • I am interested in how people accomplish changes in their immediate social contexts. I also originated the Community Action Research Experiences (CARE) program.
  • Spinrad's research focuses on the socio-emotional development of young children, particularly the relations of children’s self-regulation abilities to children’s social adjustment.
  • Updegraff's interests focus on the role of family relationships in youth development from early adolescence to young adulthood in Latinx families.
  • Professor Anthony studies thriving and joy among young people exposed to environmental stressors.
  • Almășan teaches Culture and Society Transformation and Romanian Language and Culture at SILC. She is a former ASU Fulbright scholar (School of Public Affairs - 2010-2011) and holds a doctorate in public management.
  • Ferguson's research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of vocational interventions for homeless and disconnected youth that integrate employment and clinical services.
  • Management Experience in Public Child Welfare, Title IV-E Adoption & Foster Care Recruitment, Peer Parent Programs Gaming and Virtual Simulations for Social Work, Juvenile Probation, Dependency Mediation, Youth Care