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Speaker Series— Early Childhood Development in Latinos

This is a past event.

Friday, November 9, 2018 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.

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) has been approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts CE credit provided by APA providers towards ANCC re-certification.

The FIU Counselor Education Program is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF’s presentations. The FIU Counselor Education program may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP™ solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider # 4565, effective 9/1/11.

The CCF is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to offer professional development for school psychologists. The CCF maintains responsibility for the program. 
This talk has also been approved for up to 1 CEU credits by Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology.  Provider # BAP 50-12872.