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Press Briefing On Children In Immigrant Families To Be Held August 24, San Francisco Hilton 11 AM

American Sociological Association

As part of its Annual Meeting, the American Sociological Association will feature an important media briefing on "Children in Immigrant Families: What We Know" on Monday, August 24 at 11 AM at the San Francisco Hilton. Three sociologists, all of whom are working on major studies of children, will address critical issues in the lives of immigrant families.

Dr. Rubén G. Rumbaut, codirector of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS), the largest research project of its kind to date in the U.S. will discuss the importance of language proficiency and assimilation among immigrant children. This is a timely topic that should be informed by sound research.

Dr. E. Richard Brown, founder and Director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research will examine an issue of pervasive national concern: health access, the use of health services, and the health condition of children from immigrant families.

Dr. Kathleen Mullan Harris, Deputy Director of the Adolescent Health Project will focus her remarks on risk behavior among adolescents in immigrant families.

Health risk among adolescents is a pervasive concern and it is timely and relevant to fully understand the extent to which children in immigrant families are experiencing the same risks as the population more generally. Dr. Donald Hernandez, Chief of the Marriage and Statistics Branch of the U.S. Bureau of the Census will moderate this session. Presenters will address these issues, followed by a question and answer period.

Members of the media are invited to attend this event. Please register in the ASA media room on the 4th floor of the San Francisco Hilton in rooms 1-2 Union Square.

The San Francisco Hilton is located at 333 O'Farrell Street.

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