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Speaker Series— Early Childhood Development in Latinos

Friday, November 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

AHC1 - Academic Health Center 1, 110
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Academic Health Center 1, Miami, Florida 33199

Early Childhood Development in Latino Populations: A Look at Risk and Resilience through an Intersectional Lens

Speaker: Esther J. Calzada, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Calzada is a clinical child psychologist and an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds faculty affiliate positions in the Population Research Center and the Llilas Benton Latin American Studies Center at UT, and in the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Calzada’s expertise is in parenting and early childhood development among ethnic minority, particularly Latino, families.   Funded by the NIH, IES and NSF, her program of research aims to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in academic achievement, behavior problems, and socio-emotional problems. She received her B.A. from Duke University and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida.


Presentation Objectives:
1) Describe the application of current developmental theories to the Latino population
2) Describe the empirical literature on mental health and academic achievement in Latino children, comparing outcomes across diverse segments of the population
3) Discuss at least one practice implication for promoting health and well-being for all Latino children

One continuing education credit will be provided.