Jessica McCrory Calarco

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University/Author, Negotiating Opportunities

Making it Okay to Ask: Building Support on a Foundation of Trust

I need help!" For some children, those words come easily. For other children, and especially for children from marginalized communities, it can feel too scary to ask. In this session, Dr. Calarco will discuss research on children's help-seeking in preschool and elementary school. She will explain what prevents some children from speaking up and also offer solutions for creating environments where all children feel comfortable seeking the help they need.

MEET Jessica McCrory Calarco

Dr. Jessica Calarco is an assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University and the author of Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School (Oxford 2018). Dr. Calarco has also written about inequalities in education and family life for The Atlantic, for Inside Higher Ed, and for American Educator, as well as on Twitter (@JessicaCalarco) and on her blog ( Dr. Calarco's research has been featured on CNN, NPR, and in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.