Lunchtime Talks

The HCRC Lunchtime Talks feature presentations by visiting scholars as well as distinguished faculty from multiple colleges across the University.  Researchers share their current research on a wide variety of topics related to child development and well-being.  

    Upcoming Talks

    The upcoming talks will be held over zoom.

    Check back soon for the announcement of our next lunchtime talk!

    Previous Talks

    Check out some resources from our previous HCRC lunchtime talks.

    December 2022 - Becoming self-sufficient: Financial identity and adult status during emerging adulthood

    Joyce Serido, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota

    Click here to watch a recording.


    November 2022 - "Mental health and child maltreatment prevention: current evidence and future directions."

    Jeffrey Waid, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota

    Click here to watch a recording.


    October 2022 - Promoting Midlife Well-Being through Child Parent Center PK-3 Program

    Arthur Reynolds, Suh-Ruu Ou, Mirinda Morency, and Nishank Varshney, HCRC, Institute of Child Development, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

    Click here to watch a recording.


    October 2021

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    Preschool Development Grant

    Amanda Varley, Grant Manager

    Designing a New Front Door to Human Services in Minnesota

    Lisa Barnidge, Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)


    April 2021 - Integrating Child-focused Healthy Weight Interventions in Healthcare and Community Settings

    Dr. Nancy Sherwood, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, discusses integrating child-focused healthy weight interventions in healthcare and community settings.

    Click here to watch recording.

    March 2021 - Population-level Measure of Healthy and Ready to Learn (HRTL)

    In March 2021, Katie Paschall Ph.D. and Kristen Moore Ph.D. from Child Trends presented on population-level indicators for the HCRC Lunchtime Talk Series. 

    Click here to watch recording.

    February 2021 - Revisiting the Essential Elements of Early Childhood Programs in the Age of the Great Pandemic

    Arthur J. Reynolds, HCRC Co-Director

    Click here to watch recording.