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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 largest age group entering foster care. Early intervention services can mitigate the negative effects of abuse and neglect and support children in healthy development. 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. This free webinar focuses on promoting positive development in young Latino children of immigrants, one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. and in the U.S. child welfare system.

The webinar will be hosted by the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, and will feature presenters Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Mindi Moses, and Rebecca Gillam. Content will include information on child maltreatment and the developing brain, the health, well-being, and development of young Latino children of immigrants, the benefits of early intervention, policies linking child welfare and early intervention services, and promising practices in the field. This webinar also provides an opportunity to earn CEUs.

Funded by the Lois and Samuel Silberman Grant Fund in the New York Community Trust.

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