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Immigrant and Refugee Families: Current Context

  • JCFS, Abe and Ida Cooper Center 6639 N. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60645 (map)

Every child and family deserves to feel welcome, safe and valued regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status. Unfortunately, anti-immigrant policies, rhetoric and uncertainty are increasingly impacting the overall well-being and development of young children and families living in Illinois and across the nation. In response, early childhood and immigration advocates are partnering to present a seminar geared toward the early learning provider and administrator community. Join the Ounce of Prevention and Latino Policy Forum to learn about the current political climate’s effect on young children and families, state and local policy responses, and resources and recommendations to best support families. The seminar will include an activity on preparedness planning.

Presenters: Rocio Velazquez Kato, Immigration Policy Analyst at the Latino Policy Forum

Erika Mendez, Education Policy Analyst, Latino Policy Forum

Sandy De Leon, Policy Analyst, Ounce of Prevention Fund

This event is sponsored by the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health in partnership with the Center for Practice Excellence at Jewish Child and Family Services.