Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Are the Kids Alright?

No, I'm not referencing the film. I'm referencing a great symposium at Fordham during which three of Fordham’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences faculty —one psychologist, one theologian and one sociologist- used their research to determine how "the kids" are really doing.
Laura Sosinsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, (center) presented an ongoing longitudinal study on how a cohort of first-time Bronx mothers are choosing childcare before and after the birth of their child. Matthew Weinshenker, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, (left) presented his research on “Evening Dads, Couch Potatoes and Others,” a look at fatherhood in the United States and how different categories of fathers engage with their children. Charles Camosy, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology with an emphasis in Christian ethics, (right) presented research on neonatal ICUs and the financial and moral cost of saving young lives.

In conclusion, the kids are decent. But with more funding in the NICU, better and accessible childcare providers and fathers who are willing to spend time with their kin, the kids will be even better.

More info on the Fordham Notes blog.