News & Events

October 16th, 2014

Edelman Town Hall:  CAD in South Africa: An Early Childhood Educator Honors Program 

San Francisco State University, Library 242

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Over the summer of 2014, 11 students in the Department of Child & Adolescent Development, accompanied by two CAD faculty, travelled to South Africa to work with local early childhood teachers and young children.  Their primary goal was to facilitate sharing of best practices & strategies to enhance language and literacy programming (including support for second-language learners) and strengthen evaluation of program quality.  

  • Come listen to students reflect on their transformative experiences during this service- and learning-focused adventure in South Africa.  

  • Engage in discussion about using cross-cultural experiences to enrich and expand teacher training in the early childhood field.

​Panelists include TBN.

 

May 15th, 2014

Edelman Town Hall: Doing & Hosting Research in Early Childhood Settings

San Francisco State University, Library 222

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Please join us in discussing the benefits and challenges of doing research (from the researcher perspective) and hosting/facilitating research (from the Center Director & Teacher perspectives) in the ECE setting. As part of this discussion, we will also share perspectives on various methods and approaches to research in the ECE setting, and on communication about research rationales and findings to families.  Panelists include Alison Baroody, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development; Stephanie Gluck, 2nd Year Graduate Student, Psychology; Jae Paik, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychology; Soyeon Park, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child & Adolescent Development; and Anna Tobin-Wallis, MA, Program Coordinator, Children’s Campus.

 

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Conference on LGBT Suicide Risk and Prevention

San Francisco State University, Cesar Chavez Student Center

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Marian Wright Edelman Institute and Family Acceptance Project are local campus hosts for a high impact one-day conference on LGBT Suicide Risk and Prevention.  Sponsored by the SF Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the conference will feature nationally known suicide prevention scholars and practitioners who will present research and best practices for suicide prevention and mental health services and care of LGBT youth, transgender youth and adults, LGBT adults and seniors - across the life course.  Registration will include a continental breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.  

To register, visit: afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=2600

For more information, please download:

 

January 13th, 2014

Edelman Institute Town Hall

San Francisco State University, HSS room 361

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please join the Edelman Institute and the Health Equity Institute for a Town Hall/Community-Science Dialogue on the Empower Latino Youth (ELAYO) project - a research, training, and advocacy project to support Latin@ youth to achieve their educational aspirations while ensuring their sexual and reproductive health and rights. We will be viewing and discussing a short documentary produced by the HEI & Cinema Department’s Documentaries for Social Justice – Body Republics – which explores the political context of Latina youth sexuality and reproductive justice through the experience of a young Latina mother.  The film will be followed by a brief presentation of findings from ELAYO by the Project Director, Elodia Villaseñor, MPH, and Research Assistant, Vanessa Mercado, MPH. Open discussion will be geared toward implications for research and practice.

 

Details: Thursday, February 13th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the HEI Conference Room (HSS 361).

Please RSVP to cgmandic@sfsu.edu, as seating is limited.

 

December 11th, 2013

Edelman Institute Town Hall

Ethics of Research with Children

San Francisco State University, Library room 244

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Panelists include Jeff Cookston, PhD (Professor & Chair, Psychology), Cynthia Gomez, PhD (Director, Health Equity Institute, Professor, Health Education), and Alison Ng, MS, CIP (IRB Administrator, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs)

 

October 24th, 2013

Special Campus Screening of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Films on LGBT Youth & Families to Prevent Suicide and Other Health Risks

Hosted by the Marian Wright Edelman Institute, Active Minds SF State, and the Family Acceptance Project

Thursday, October 24th, 2013, 12-2pm, Coppola Theater, Fine Arts Building 101

Pizza & beverage will be served.

The screening will feature two short award-winning documentary films produced by the Family Acceptance Project. These films are part of a planned series of family and community education films that are based on 12 years of research and family support work by the Family Acceptance Project that show the journey of ethnically and religiously diverse families from struggle to support of their LGBT children. The Family Acceptance Project Director will introduce the films by talking about their evolution from research to practice to family support to prevent suicide, risk for HIV, homelessness and other serious health risks and their work to help families support their LGBT children.

A panel of students, faculty and Counseling and Psychological Services Center clinical staff, including Active Minds SF State will discuss the implications of this research and the messages from the films for SF State students, campus services and for preventing suicide and related health risks. The session will include information on services for students and a Q & A with researchers, students, faculty and filmmakers.

Some classes are offering academic credit for attendance.

To reserve a seat, students can register at: http://cease.sfsu.edu/content/fall-2013-calendar   Click on:  Thurs. 10/24, 12-2 pm

You can also call the Family Acceptance Project at  415-522-5558 or  fap@sfsu.edu

All are welcome! 

 

October 8th, 2013

Edelman Institute Town Hall

Teacher Research in Early Childhood Settings

San Francisco State University, Library room 242

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Panelists include Nodelyn Abayan, MA (Head Infant Teacher, Children's Campus at SF State), Barbara Henderson, PhD (Professor, Elementary Education), Mina Kim, PhD (Associate Professor, Elementary Education), Daniel Meier, PhD (Professor, Elementary Education), and Gena Wilson, MA (Preschool Program Coordinator, ASI Early Childhood Education Center, SF State)

Please join us for an important conversation about how teacher research and inquiry can make a difference in the professional lives of ECE teachers and administrators.  Panelists will share their perspectives in a facilitated discussion open to all participants.  We will engage in discussion on topics including collaborative oral inquiry processes, inquiry and nature education, and rethinking play curriculum in ECE.

The discussion will go from 4:00-5:00pm, and mingling/networking encouraged from 5:00-5:30pm

Please RSVP to cgmandic@sfsu.edu. Seating is limited.

Disability accommodations provided upon request. 

 

April 25, 2013

4th Edelman Institute Town Hall

Supporting Degree Attainment of Early Childhood Educators

San Francisco State University, Library room 222

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please join us in a conversation with panelists Rene Dahl, PhD (Professor & Chair, Child & Adolescent Development); Kim Davalos, MA (Coordinator, SF SEED); Melinda Day, MPH, ABD (Deputy Director, SF Early Childhood Workforce Development Initiative); Maricel Santos, Ed.D (Associate Professor, English, Program Coordinator, MA TESOL); and Lygia Stebbing, Ed.D (Director, SF Early Childhood Workforce Development Initiative).

Panelists will share their perspectives on the challenges facing early childhood educators pursuing degrees and provide an overview of effective strategies to address these challenges. Please join the SF State early childhood community to learn about these efforts and to discuss continuing challenges, shared visions for the future, and to exchange ideas about solutions.

The discussion will go from 4:00-5:00pm, and mingling/networking encouraged from 5:00-5:30pm

Please RSVP to mwei@sfsu.edu. Seating is limited.

Disability accommodations provided upon request. 

 

March 1, 2013

3rd Edelman Institute Town Hall

Supporting Language & Literacy Development of Young Dual Language Learners

San Francisco State University, Library room 222

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for an important conversation about supporting the language and literacy development of young dual language learners. Invited guests will share their perspectives in a facilitated discussion open to all participants. We will engage in discussion on topics including evidence-based practices for meeting the language and literacy needs of culturally and linguistically diverse children and families, the implications of California's changing demographics for provider training, and bilingualism in the context of language-related disability.

Invited guests include Betty Yu (PhD, CCC-SLP, Asst. Professor, Communicative Disorders Program), Maria Cetto (Lecturer, College of Ethnic Studies & Depts. of Spanish, Elementary & Secondary Education; Doctoral Candidate in Hispanic Linguistics at UC Davis), and Alicia Torres (Senior Site Director, Jumpstart for Young Children at SFSU).

The discussion will go from 4:00-5:00pm, and mingling/networking encouraged from 5:00-5:30pm.

Please RSVP to mwei@sfsu.edu. Seating is limited. Disability accommodations provided upon request. 

 

February 7, 2013

2nd Edelman Institute Town Hall

Infant Mental Health
San Francisco State University, Library room 244
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging discussion about infant mental health, including perspectives on promoting infant mental health in group care settings, theoretical foundations of infant mental health, and caregiver support/training.

Invited guests will share their perspectives in a facilitated discussion open to all participants. Invited guests include Rachel Aoanan, MA (Infant-Toddler Teacher, SFSU Early Head Start), Sacha Bunge, PhD (Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Developmental Psychology at SFSU), Linda Vossler-Swan, MA (Head Infant Teacher, Children's Campus at SFSU), and Miriam E. Silverman, PsyD (UCSF Infant-Parent Program/Daycare Consultant, Clinical Psychologist & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor). The discussion will go from 4:30-5:30pm, and mingling/networking encouraged from 5:30-6pm.

Please RSVP to mwei@sfsu.edu. Seating is limited.

Disability accommodations provided upon request. Please call Carmen Mandic at (415) 405-4224 or email cgmandic@sfsu.edu.

 

November 7, 2012

1st Edelman Institute Town Hall

Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Education Settings
San Francisco State University, Library room 222
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Featuring SFSU Special Education faculty Drs. Marci Hanson & Amber Friesen, and the Program Director of Child & Family Services at the Life Steps Foundation, Cynthia Fong-Wan, M.A.
 

Join us for an important discussion about the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood settings.

Inclusion refers to everyone belonging and participating in a meaningful way. Within early childhood settings, inclusive settings involve all children including those at-risk or diagnosed with disabilities. In our 1st Edelman Town Hall, we will be engaging in discussion about the strengths and challenges of inclusive early childhood settings with several inclusion experts: Drs. Amber Friesen and Marci Hanson (SFSU, Special Education), and Cynthia Fong-Wan, M.A. (Program Director, Life Steps Foundation Children and Family Services). To complement our discussion, we will be viewing a segment of the nationally recognized documentary, "Including Samuel", which describes a family's journey in having their child with a disability included in a general education setting.

Please RSVP to mwei@sfsu.edu. Seating is limited.

Disability accommodations provided upon request. Please call Carmen Mandic at (415) 405-4224 or email cgmandic@sfsu.edu. Please request accommodations by Oct. 26th in order to assure the best possible arrangements.

 

October 2012

Edelman Institute Launching iLearn Early Childhood Network for SFSU Faculty & Staff

This fall, the Edelman Institute is launching an iLearn network for faculty and staff interested in connecting over shared interests in early childhood development, health, and education. The goals of the iLearn site include, but are not limited to, facilitating multi-disciplinary connections and collaborations; fostering exchange of resources for teaching and mentoring; serving as a space for sharing funding opportunities and collaborating in response to funding announcements; organizing around needs for peer review of manuscripts, proposals, etc.; and publicizing relevant events and lectures.

For more information, please contact Carmen Gomez Mandic at cgmandic@sfsu.edu.

 

September 2012

Two Tenure Track (Assistant Professor Rank) Positions Available in the Department of Child and Adolescent Development, San Francisco State University, to begin August 2013
Specialties in (1) Early Childhood and (2) Adolescent Development

Minimum qualifications include earned doctorate from an accredited institution and demonstrated excellence in teaching, established research agenda, and record of community service. 
The successful applicant may teach the following undergraduate courses:  professional roles in child and adolescent development; applied child and youth development; children, youth, and public policy; action research methods; and internship seminar and supervision.

 

Early Childhood Position

The successful candidate will teach courses primarily in the core curriculum such as applied child and adolescent development; foundations in early childhood; child/family/and community from an ecological perspective; action research methods; courses on diverse families or globalization of families; and supervision of interns.  Coordination of the Early Childhood concentration possible.  Prior successful teaching in a multicultural institution and work in early care and education are highly desirable, as are online teaching experience and/or community service learning.  Active and on-going research required.  Full job description available upon request. Review of applications will begin November 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start:  August 2013. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and a writing sample to:

Dr. Charlotte Ferretti

Chair, Search Committee for Early Childhood Faculty Committee

Marian Wright Edelman Institute

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 257

San Francisco, CA  94132

 

Adolescent Development Position

The successful candidate will teach courses in the core curriculum and Youth Work and Out of School Time concentration, such as applied child and adolescent development; child/family/and community from an ecological perspective; action research methods; diverse families or globalization of families; community youth development; and supervision of interns.  Coordination of the Youth Work and Out of School Time concentration possible.  Prior successful teaching in a multicultural institution and work with youth and school age children is highly desirable, as are online teaching experience and/or community service learning.  Active and on-going research agenda is required. Full job description available upon request.

Review of applications will begin November 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start:  August 2013. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, three reference letters, and a writing sample to:

Dr. Rene F. Dahl

Chair, Search Committee for Adolescent Development

Department of Child and Adolescent Development

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 394

San Francisco, CA  94132

 

The Department of Child and Adolescent Development at San Francisco State University is housed in the College of Health and Social Sciences and offers an interdisciplinary BA degree with concentrations in Early Childhood; School Age; Youth Work and Out of School Time; and Policy, Advocacy and Systems.  San Francisco State University is an urban, multicultural university of almost 30,000 students.  For more information, see the following websites:

San Francisco State University  (http://www.sfsu.edu)

Department of Child and Adolescent Development  (http://cad.sfsu.edu)

San Francisco Bay Area  (http://www.sfgate.com)

 

San Francisco State University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.