Social Science Research Institute - St. Cloud State University

Social Science Research Institute - St. Cloud State University

Panel Title: Cross Cultural Collaboration to Achieve Systems Change in Early Intervention Services


Topic: Through pictures, stories, and personal experiences, we will share results from 12 cultural forums, including implications for change in the Early Intervention system. Forums explored perspectives of parents with young children in Latino, Somali, Sudanese, and other African communities on several topics, including child development, barriers to accessing services, and skills within the communities.

 
Goals and Objectives:

  • The participants will be able to identify barriers to early intervention services for immigrant and refugee populations.
  • The participants will be able to recognize that there are a variety of perspectives on development and parenting.
  • The participants will be able to describe some qualities of the immigrant/refugee experience, and its impact on parenting.
  • The participants will be able to discuss implications of this study for their own community.

Panelists

Mayuli A. Bales
Executive Director, Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community

Director, Diocese of St. Cloud, Multicultural Office

Cold Spring, MN

Theresa L. Estrem, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
St. Cloud State University
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jane R. Ellison, LMFT, MS
Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Sauk Rapids/Rice Early Childhood Programs

Fartun Hussein

Executive Director

St. Cloud Area Somali Women’s Association

Monica Segura-Schwartz,

Catholic Charities/La Cruz Community Center

St. Cloud, MN

Lucy Stephens

Executive Director, South Sudan Alliance

St. Cloud, MN

Janette Yiran

Executive Director, African Women’s Alliance

St. Cloud, MN

 

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