Vonnie C. McLoyd, Ph.D. (Stephen Baxter Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
2007

The trajectory of children’s lives can be changed by providing new opportunities for them. That simple profound fact – Erikson’s guiding principle since its first days – was also a recurring theme at Social Justice and Child Development: A symposium celebrating Erikson’s first 40 years, an anniversary symposium honoring Erikson’s contributions to the early childhood field.

Leaders in the early childhood field gathered March 23, 2007, to participate in a wide-ranging exploration of the research, programs, policies, environments, and attitudes that influence our efforts to provide a healthy childhood for all. Four noted researchers presented their recent work, followed by a response by an Erikson faculty member.

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