This Society for Research on Adolescence led International Collaboration focuses on the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent and young adult development. To launch these efforts, SRA will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 20th from 10:00-11:00am Eastern Standard Time. The webinar follows a prior international survey of members belonging to SRA as well as 10 other international developmental science associations to assess current efforts to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth as well as interest in coordinating efforts across researchers to understand long-term implications on development. The webinar will feature remarks to frame this collaborative effort by Dr. Velma McBride Murry, Lois Autrey Betts Chair and University Professor, Departments of Health Policy & Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University and president of SRA and Dr. Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Professor of Psychology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Flash talks from research investigators from Brazil, India, China, Europe and Africa will identify key issues informing a future research agenda. In addition, Dr. Jennifer Lansford will share COVID-19 related research from the Parenting Across Cultures project and Dr. Andrea Hussong will present survey results about international research efforts to examine the pandemic and adolescent development. Together, we seek to identify key questions to guide an international research agenda regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the experience of adolescents and young adults around the world.
Please register here to join us for SRA’s free and public October webinar “Thinking Long-term about Adolescents and the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Tuesday, October 20 at 10:00-11:00am ET.