Human Development Across the Lifespan

Friday, April 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
AADA Session
Program ID #765, Room 210E, Poster 5
Assisting Veterans with Career Choices and College Options
30-Minute Poster Session
Wendy K. Killam, Christian D. Chan, Suzanne E. Degges-White
This poster session is designed to assist counselors in gaining insight and understanding into the challenges faced by veterans regarding career and college options. Attendees will learn about the perceptions that veterans have regarding others and the adjustment issues they face. Additionally, attendees will learn about ways to assist veterans to cope with the challenges they face and adjust to civilian life in the workforce or in college.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Program ID #812, Room 210E, Poster 4
Social Resources and Emerging Adult Mental Health: A Mixed-Methods Study
30-Minute Poster Session
Joel A. Lane, Kara Eads
This poster session will present the preliminary findings of a mixed-methods study regarding the implications of various social resources (e.g., attachment, social support, civic engagement) for the mental health of emerging adults during various life transitions. It includes qualitative data analyzed using grounded theory, as well as 12-month longitudinal data analyzed using structural equation modeling. This session will focus on the practical and theoretical applications for counselors working with emerging adults.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #849, Room 210E, Poster 5
Poverty as an Adverse Childhood Experience: Implications for Counselors
30-Minute Poster Session
Shaywanna Harris
Many forms of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) occur at higher rates in low-income households and neighborhoods. Individuals from poverty are likely to experience disrupted neurobiological development. This presentation will conceptualize poverty as an ACE, discuss research on neurobiological development, and share methods better suited for individuals who experienced poverty in childhood. Counselors will be able to use information gained from this session in culturally competent practice with clients affected by poverty.


Sunday, April 3, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #897, Room 210E, Poster 5
Working with Nontraditional Families: Grandparents as Primary Caregivers
30-Minute Poster Session
Lisa Zimmerman, Denise Haggerty
This poster session will address special issues associated with grandfamilies or family systems in which grandparents are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. The session will address important aspects of practice, policy, multicultural concerns, and advocacy for counselors working with this underserved population.