Hispanic Family E-Update
September 15, 2016
National Hispanic Heritage Month is here! We're excited to kick it off with several announcements relevant to the research on low-income Hispanic children & families, including:

More on all of this below!

New Report Profiles Health & Education of Latino Boys & Young Men in the U.S.

Our new report provides a national portrait on the well-being of Latino boys and young men and focuses on their health and education, while also comparing their wellbeing to their white and black peers.  

For instance, we find Latino boys are much less likely to have health insurance than their peers, and health disparities between Latino boys and their peers begin to emerge in early childhood. 

We also report some good news, including that the majority of Hispanic adolescent males don't engage in risky behaviors such as heavy drinking, and that young adults tend to have strong connections to the labor market. Check out the report for more on Latino males' health and education (and join the #SaludTues chat to discuss the findings)!

Join the #SaludTues Chat on Hispanic Boys & Young Men - Tuesday, 9/20 at 1pm ET

Reminder! Join us Tuesday, September 20th from 1-2pm ET for a #SaludTues Twitter chat to take a closer look at the health and education of Latino boys and young men in the U.S. @NRCHispanic will be there, along with @SaludToday, @OPRE_ACF, @HispanicEd, @MBK_Alliance, and others who care about the wellbeing of Hispanic boys and young men.

This chat is part of the weekly #SaludTues series, which brings together those interested in the health and wellbeing of Latinos in the U.S. 

Free Data Webinar on Maximizing Early Childhood Datasets
Preschool kids

Join us and Child Care & Early Education Research Connections for a free data webinar Thursday, October 13 from 2:00-3:30pm ET to learn how to access and use existing, large-scale data sets to examine policy-relevant questions about early care and education (ECE) use among low-income Hispanic families.

This webinar will introduce helpful resources, including our recent briefs and interactive tools; describe included large scale data sets; and give examples of how to use available resources to identify and access the most relevant data set(s) to best help answer researchers’ questions. Register today!

Join Us for a Mentoring Lunch in Minneapolis 
Four professionals or students talking

Sign up for a free mentoring lunch at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN that will connect students and new professionals with leaders in the field studying Hispanic children and families.

The Center and NCFR will co-host this lunch on Wednesday, November 2 from 11:30am to 1pm CTSpace is limited! Find more information and sign up as a mentor or mentee.

Highlights from the Field
Webinar: Multidimensional Poverty in America
This free webinar from the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 3pm ET. It will look at how poverty is measured in the U.S. and internationally, and then discuss how the multidimensional poverty index can be applied in the U.S.
Engaging Hispanic Youth in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs
This practical guide from the HHS Office of Adolescent Health provides information relevant for teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) among Hispanic youth, including strategies programs can implement to engage them, and a list of additional resources to support organizations as they strive to meet their needs.
Hispanic teen girl against a brick wall
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