“Infant Mental Health: The Role of Enculturation in Promotion and Prevention”
October 19, 2018. 9am – 4pm. UIC Forum
Presenter: Dr. Cynthia Garcia Coll, Associate Director of Institutional Center of Scientific Research, Albizu University, San Juan, Puerto RicoThere is a profound demographic shift in the USA, whereby the majority of children born are non-white.
What are the implications of this change in our view of infants and their caretakers?
What are the implications for programs and services for these populations?
Attend this conference and learn to:
• Understand why enculturation is such an important process during infancy
• Identify some of the early developmental processes that are culturally bound
• Identify theoretical frameworks that help us understand the role of culture in infancy
• Recognize our own cultural lenses in assessing and working with parents and infants
• Recognize the challenges of intercultural communications and relationships
• Understand the concept of biculturalism
• Recognize the challenges of becoming bicultural
• Identify how to support the development of bicultural competencies