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Promoting Positive Child Development in Young Latino Children Webinar on February 27

Friday, February 6, 2015

Researchers at the University of Kansas will present Promoting Positive Child Development in Young Latino Children of Immigrants Involved with Child Protective Services on February 27 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm CST. The webinar will be conducted by Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Ph.D., MSW; Mindi Moses, doctoral student—both of the School of Social Welfare’s Center for Children and Families; and Rebecca Gillam, Ph.D., LMSW, of KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research. The webinar is funded by the Lois and Samuel Silberman Grant Fund in the New York Community Trust.

Designed for practitioners, administrators, and policymakers, this free webinar focuses on promoting positive development in young Latino children of immigrants. When compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Latino children tend to experience a disproportionate burden of developmental risk factors. Among Latinos, children of immigrants are particularly vulnerable to developmental risk given factors such as poorer health, diminished access to health insurance, and lower reported quality of health care when compared to children of U.S.-born parents. Among children who come to the attention of child protective services today, maltreated infants and toddlers are at the greatest risk of developmental delay and the single largest age group entering foster care. Early intervention services can mitigate the negative effects of abuse and neglect and support children for healthy development.

This webinar will highlight promising practices for working collaboratively across systems and with families to ensure this vulnerable population of young children are provided the best start in life. CEUs are available. To register for this event, visit: http://bit.ly/1EpdmLY

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