Culture and Adjustment of Jamaican Youth in the USA: Implications for Jamaican families in Canada
Oct 24, 2012, 12pm-2pm
In this talk, Dr. Ferguson will share findings from her most recent research project, The Culture and Family Life Study, which investigated the culture and adjustment of Jamaican immigrant adolescents and parents living in the United States, compared with Jamaican families on the island and native-born American families in the USA.
On a personal note, Dr. Ferguson is no stranger to Canada; her parents and younger siblings are Jamaican migrants to Ottawa, and she has friends in Toronto and Guelph. In 2007, Dr. Ferguson was invited by the Ottawa television program “Caribbean Calendar” to deliver a seminar on youth well-being to the local Jamaican community, an event which was later broadcast.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Ferguson is a Jamaican-born psychologist, who is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2006 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and researches the identity and well-being of Caribbean youth. A major aim of Dr. Ferguson’s research is to identify protective factors for the positive development of Caribbean youth and families across the Diaspora. Her work has been published in leading regional and international journals including the Caribbean Journal of Psychology, Child Development, and the International Journal of Behavioral Development.
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