Hispanic Family E-Update
September 28, 2016
Did you know that one in seven Hispanic males are obese as young boys? And that, at every age, Hispanic boys and young men are less likely than their white and black peers to have health insurance?

We presented these findings and more in the report we released last week (and the #SaludTues chat we co-hosted this week!). Today, we're pleased to release an infographic that presents a portrait of critical health and education information about Latino boys and young men in a highly accessible way. Read on for more, including important updates from the field.

There are 12.5 million Hispanic boys and young men ages birth to 24 in the U.S. today, and their health and education outcomes are critically important to the future of our country. 

Our new infographic showcases indicators of risk and wellbeing, including rates of obesity, substance use, expulsion/suspension, and employment, and how Hispanic males compare to their black and white peers. It illustrates where we can focus to better serve Latino boys and young men going forward, so as to best set them up for success. Share with your networks to get the word out!

The Center at SRCD's Babies, Boys, & Young Men of Color Meeting in Tampa

From October 6 - 8, Hispanic Center researchers will attend and present at the Society for Research in Child Development's meeting on Babies, Boys, and Young Men of Color in Tampa, Florida. Beginning early in life, boys and young men of color are at risk because of their race/ethnicity and their gender; this meeting will focus on some of the critical issues currently affecting their development.

Attend the Center's presentation on Thursday, October 6 from 10:15-11:45am ET: The home experiences and developmental wellbeing of Hispanic boys, young men, and fathers. 

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. Lunch attendees must be registered for the conference

Highlights from the Field

The Recession & Child Poverty, and Socialization Goals of Latino Parents
New from Center researchers! Center Technical Work Group Member Marianne Bitler just published a paper on the effects of the Great Recession on child poverty, with a focus on how the social safety net mitigated income shocks. Also, Center Co-Investigator Natasha Cabrera has a new publication exploring how Latino immi grant parents convey their values and beliefs to their young children.
CCDF Final Rule Released
The ACF Office of Child Care just announced the release of final regulations for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program, which was reauthorized in 2014 and changed to better support parents and children. The new rules (the first in 18 years) provide clarity to states on how to best implement the law and administer the program.

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