How Racism Impacts Child Development

The course will present an overview of major developmental milestones with a focus on the importance of culture and racial/ethnic identity in infancy, early and middle childhood and how experiences with racism impact typical development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an overview of child development and identity development
  • Understand how cultural and ethnic family values contribute to children’s development
  • Understand discrimination and racism as a stressor affecting children’s development
  • Examine how family serving institutions can contribute to cultivating ethnic and cultural family strengths to benefit the family system
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