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Almost 4 in 5 Latino kids suffer at least 1 adverse childhood experience (ACE) such as poverty, neglect or abuse. 1 in 5 Latino youth suffer from depressive symptoms.
This coupled with a lack of parental involvement in a child’s education and poor health can make things extraordinarily difficult for Latino kids to graduate from high school and succeed in life.
The good news is communities can take action by pooling resources and working with others to support Latino families from before birth through adulthood.
Join us this Tuesday, Jan. 9, during our weekly #SaludTues chat, as we chat about ways to support education and build communities that thrive.
WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Build Support for Latino Families in 2018!
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
CO-HOSTS: America’s Promise Alliance (@AmericasPromise), The Education Trust (@EdTrust), Mamas Con Poder (@MamasConPoder)
We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we discuss:
- How social isolation and poverty can impact education and overall wellbeing;
- How programs like community schools and mental health health interventions can help Latino kids and families succeed;
- Ways to engage vulnerable populations like low-income Latinos in health promotion programs that also address social determinants of health (SDOH).
Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and facts, stories, and solutions to ensure that Latino kids have access to opportunities that promote health equity.
Click here to learn about our #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.