ICD alumna featured speaker at MLA 2011 Annual Conference
Rebecca Shlafer (Ph.D. 2010) presented Children of Incarcerated Parents: Who's Counting & Why Should We Care? at the Minnesota Library Association's 2011 Annual Conference on October 12-14, 2011 in Duluth. As a featured speaker, Rebecca discussed how libraries can support the needs of the children of incarcerated parents. Rebecca is a postdoctoral fellow at the Prevention Research Center in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include understanding the outcomes of children with incarcerated parents. She is particularly interested in understanding how antisocial and criminal behavior are transferred across generations and how effective interventions can disrupt cycles of offending.