The Impact of the Anti-Immigrant Climate on Early Childhood Development | Congregation Beth Am

The Impact of the Anti-Immigrant Climate on Early Childhood Development

Open to the Community

Local children in immigrant families are experiencing a rise in severe anxiety and other trauma because of the current enforcement of policies like sudden separation of parent and preschool child through detention and deportation. This trauma negatively impacts the learning, health and development of babies, toddlers and young children -- children already facing great odds. Leaders in our community are working to counter these trends of increased trauma.

Equal Start, the Beth Am early learning initiative, has assembled an expert panel of Stanford pediatricians, Head Start leaders, legal experts and field workers who are working directly with the affected community. They will describe:

  • What is happening
  • The short- and long-term effects on the children
  • What we can do to help.

This important forum is open to the community. It will be held in Beth Am’s Sanctuary. Please sign up using the form below or by calling the Beth Am office at (650) 493-4661.

This event is co-sponsored by Beth Am's Equal Start initiative, American Association of University Women, Palo Alto Branch, and League of Women Voters of Palo Alto.

Equal Start is Beth Am’s social justice initiative to provide high-quality early learning opportunities for every child in California. Beth Am’s Equal Start is recognized by the Bay Area Early Learning Community as a key supporter of early childhood education. Learn more about getting involved with the Equal Start initiative.

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