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Julia Jaekel, Child & Family Studies

Julia Jaekel Explains Refugee Mother’s Child Care Practices

Julia Jaekel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, explains why the continuation of homeland child caring practices should be important for all refugee mothers.  Featured on the Academic Minute Website, Jaekel discusses the increase in the number of refugees and what that increase means for refugee mothers. Her project, in which she is teamed with colleague Hillary Fouts, aims to investigate traditional infant care patterns that may be protective of preterm infants.

Enjoy the article featuring an audio discussion with Jaekel and learn more about the importance of these practices and traditions.