Week of Women to feature children’s advocate, alumna

Author: Dennis K. Brown


Lynn Davey, director of Maine KIDS COUNT and a University of Notre Dame alumna, will make a presentation titledReframing Childrens Issues to Move Public Policyat4:30 p.m.Thursday (March 31) in 131 Decio Faculty Hall.

A part of the Week of Women at Notre Dame, the presentation will include responses by Jean Ann Linney, vice president/associate provost and professor of psychology, and Jaelyn Farris, fourth-year graduate student in developmental psychology. The event is free and open to the public.

Davey, a 1986 graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelors degree in psychology, has directed Maine KIDS COUNT since 1999. A project of the Maine ChildrensAlliance, KIDS COUNT is part of a national effort to track the status of children across theUnited Statesand draw attention to problems in education, health and welfare issues.

Davey earned her masters and doctoral degrees in psychology and human development from The Catholic University of America. She specializes in the study of child and adolescent cognitive and social development.

Sponsored by the Women of Notre Dame Project, the Week of Women theme for this year isWomen and Social Policy: Advocating for Children.Other events include a networking event with Davey and representatives of community organizations that advocate for children at2 p.m.Friday (April 1) in Lewis Hall, and an invitational luncheon.

More information on the Women of Notre Dame is on the Web at http://www.nd.edu/~women/home.html

_ Contact: Julia Douthwaite, chair of Women of Notre Dame, assistant provost for international studies and professor of French, 574-631-5203 or douthwaite.1@nd.edu _ __

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