Caucus Mission and Purpose
Caucuses of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) support the goal of integrating diversity in the broader society, as outlined in Goal 3 of SRCD’s Strategic Plan. Caucuses serve the purpose of providing support, networking opportunities, and dissemination venues for research by and about members of groups underrepresented in the study of child development. The Caucuses also advise about and advocate for diverse and inclusive representation on SRCD’s Governing Council, Committees, Editorial Boards, Review Panels, and Task Forces.
- Guidelines for SRCD Caucuses (PDF)
- Proposing a New Caucus (PDF)
SRCD membership is required to join a caucus. Learn more about and join one of the Society’s four caucuses:
The SRCD Asian Caucus was founded in 2007 to support the career development of Asian researchers, and to promote research with Asian children, youth, and families. We are a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and international Caucus, with an emphasis on issues that affect Asians in the United States and Canada.
Founded in 1973, the Black Caucus of SRCD is an organization of multidisciplinary professionals who are dedicated to promoting the development and well-being of Black children and families. We publish a Newsletter three times per year-June, October, and February, as well as host a preconference immediately prior to the SRCD Biennial Meeting. Several committees exist to facilitate the objectives of the Black Caucus.
NEW! Indigenous Caucus
The SRCD Indigenous Caucus was established in 2022 to advance developmental research on Indigenous children, youth, and families; to advocate for increased attention to issues related to indigeneity in developmental science more broadly; and to support the development of Indigenous researchers and scholars within developmental science.
The SRCD Latinx Caucus was founded in 2004 and is comprised of a group of child development researchers dedicated to engaging in and disseminating high quality research with Latinx children, youth, and families. Members will benefit from the upcoming newsletters and website, as well as conference events such as research panels about key issues related to key linguistic and cultural considerations for Latinx children and families. In addition, a number of networking events are available through mentoring lunches, career fairs, and receptions.
Established in 2019, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression (SOGIE) Caucus is comprised of scholars and researchers committed to SOGIE research and supporting the development and well-being of sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations and researchers. The mission of the SOGIE Caucus is to advance developmental research on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression and sexual and gender minority (SGM) young people and families; to advocate for increased attention to issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression in developmental science more broadly; and to support the development of SGM researchers and scholars within developmental science.
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