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We are excited to launch our Latinx series in 2022! This free webinar series offers a safe and welcoming space to hold conversations for and by Latinx families. All are welcome to join and engage in these powerful conversations!

Explore what it means to be a parent as part of the Latinx community, raising Latinx children while navigating U.S. mainstream cultures, and connecting Latinx cultural identities to physical and mental health. Join us as we create a Latinx parent community of mutual learning and support. 

The six-part series begins on Monday, September 19, 2022, and will be held every other Monday, from 3 to 4:30 PM ET / 12 to 1:30 PM PT, through November 28, 2022. All webinars are 1 hour followed by a NEW 30-minute Q&A session with our panelists. You are invited to attend any and all episodes that interest you!

All webinars have live Spanish translation and closed captioning available.

Register for individual webinars or the entire series here.

 

Episode 1:
What Does It Mean to be Latinx and a Latinx Parent in 2022?
Monday, September 19, 2022,
3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

In this episode, we will engage in a conversation about what it means to raise our children as members of the Latinx community. We will talk about the successes and challenges of Latinx families today. 

Featuring:

Natalia Coletti,

Licensed Clinical Social Worker,

South Florida​

Working with high-risk pregnant women and children for 21 years.

Facilitates parenting support groups with teenagers and specializes in Latinx immigrant families.

Proud mother of a college freshman.

 

Fredy Ruiz,

Director of Family and Community Development for Vision y Compromiso,

County of Riverside and San Francisco/Alameda

Provides capacity-building training for Community-Based Organizations and community stakeholders.

Proud father of an 8-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son.

 

 

Episode 2:
Embracing Our Latinx Identities and Parenting Our Children to Know Who They Are
Monday, October 3, 2022, 3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

Join us as we think about the pieces that make up our Latinx identities and how we may or may not fit in with the larger cultural puzzle of where we live. We will talk about how these elements influence our parenting and ultimately how we socialize our children. 

Featuring:

Jacelyn Hall -Bucknor

In-Home Outreach Counselor,

South Los Angeles

Jacelyn has over 16 years of experience in social services working with families who are brought to the attention of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for neglect or abuse.

Jacelyn loves to help families and children and give back to her community. She also loves traveling and spending time with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

Mayra E. Alvarez, MHA

President of The Children’s Partnership,

San Diego, CA

Working to advance child health equity through policy, research, and community engagement.

Mayra previously served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama-Biden administration, including at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of Minority Health, and the Office of Health Reform.

She is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants.

 

 

Episode 3:
Becoming Allies for our Latinx Children Who Identify as LGBTQIA+
Monday, October 17, 2022, 3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

In this episode, we will reflect on what it means to become an ally for our children who identify as LGBTQIA+. We will talk about how to navigate our own cultural beliefs and biases as we raise our children.  We will also discuss how we can advocate for our children, and how they can advocate for themselves within our own families, communities, and the world.

 

Episode 4:
Latinx Parenting: Our Emotional Health and Well-Being
Monday, October 31, 2022, 3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

Join in as we explore our emotional health as adults and how it intersects or not with our cultural beliefs. We will think about the impact our emotional health has on us as we raise our children and consider ways we can nurture our emotional health.

Episode 5:
Latinx Parenting: Our Children’s Emotional Health and Well-Being
Monday, November 14, 2022, 3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

In this episode, we will explore some definitions of emotional health and how they may or may not intersect with our cultural beliefs. We will think about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our children’s emotional health. We will also reflect on how our children’s cultural identities can impact their emotional health. 

 

Episode 6:
Looking Forward: Hopes and Dreams for Our Latinx Children
Monday, November 28, 2022, 3–4:30 PM ET / 121:30 PM PT

Join in as we hear from our panelists about what we hope to see for our Latinx communities and our children in the future. We will think about how we continue to sustain our cultures as we navigate raising children within American society.

 

Register today

Questions? Contact Eva Rivera at eva.rivera@childrens.harvard.edu 

 

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