Erika Bocknek

Erika Bocknek

Erika Bocknek is the principal investigator of the Family Resilience Lab and associate professor of educational psychology at Wayne State University. She studies social emotional development in young children in the context of parenting and family relationships. Her research and clinical practice emphasize resilience promotion in populations at risk as the result of poverty and trauma exposure by highlighting routines, rituals, and strategies that strengthen family bonds. Bocknek currently serves as associate editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal.


Families can support kids’ mental health whether they’re learning remotely or at school – here’s how

By: - August 24, 2020

The choice between in-person learning, where available, and remote learning is a fraught one for parents. Children experience joy and connection when they learn alongside other kids, but they risk being exposed to the coronavirus. Remote learning at home can protect kids from COVID-19, but does it set back their social-emotional development? It may feel […]