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Culture, Identity, and History as Sources of Strength and Resilience for Latino Children and Families
Examines issues of racialized inequities and bias on the early care and education experiences for Latino children and families, explores a strengths-based approach to forging culturally and linguistically responsive relationships, and identifies policies and practices to strengthen culturally responsiveness in IECMHC in order to reduce disparities and support children’s healthy development and learning.

Due to high demand, we are re-airing our Equity in IECMHC webinar series, which originally aired during the Spring/Summer 2020. A live Q&A will take place at the conclusion of the webinar with Children's Equity Project Partners. Space is limited.

Webinar Viewing : 12:00pm – 2:00pmET
Live Q&A: 2:00pm – 2:30pmET

Original recording: https://vimeo.com/446630726

Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Shantel Meek
Founding Director of Children’s Equity Project (CEP)
Dr. Shantel Meek is a Professor of Practice and Director for Policy at the Center for Child and Family Success in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She is the Founding Director of the Children's Equity Project, a multi-university initiative that aims to close opportunity gaps between children from historically marginalized communities and their peers. Dr. Meek is also a consultant in early childhood research, policy, and strategy at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C. Previously, Dr. Meek served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and as a Senior Policy Advisor for Education in the Domestic Policy Council at the White House. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.
Carmen Rosa Noroña
Child Trauma Clinical services and Training Lead/ETTN Boston Site Associate Director @Child Witness to Violence Project-BMC
Carmen Rosa Noroña, LICSW, Ms.Ed., CEIS, is from Quito, Ecuador where she completed her licensure in clinical psychology at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in addition to a three-year training program in psychoanalysis. Subsequently, she received a Fulbright scholarship to earn a Master’s degree in Early Intervention from Wheelock College. She is certified in the administration of the Newborn Behavioral Observations System (NBO) and trained as a Fussy Baby specialist. Her practice and research interests are on the impact of trauma on infant mental health and attachment, adapting mental health services to new immigrants in the Latino community, the intersection of immigration and trauma, multicultural supervision and consultation, and developmental assessment and intervention with children at risk for developmental delays. Read more: http://www.childwitnesstoviolence.org/hear-from-our-staff.html