Pritzker Center Presents Community Expertise on Pandemic’s Effects on Foster Children and Youth

Series on issues around COVID-19 that affect vulnerable populations and families continues.

A new round of the “COVID-19 Community Speakers Series for Children and Families” will be presented by the Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, beginning with “Permanency, Adoption & COVID-19” on May 19, 12-1 p.m. 

“The response to the UCLA Pritzker Center’s community speaker series on COVID-19 demonstrated how much our colleagues and students care about serving children and families during this challenging time,” says Tyrone Howard, director of the Pritzker Center. “We’re delighted to bring together more speakers on additional topics, and believe that through thoughtful exchange, better outcomes will be achieved as we recover from COVID-19.”

The series, which was launched in April, is focused on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on vulnerable populations in Los Angeles. Past topics included the pandemic’s effects on special education, immigrant children and families, child abuse, medical and legal issues, and parental rights.

Other talks in the new series include:

LAUSD Board Member Kelly Gonez: Education & COVID-19
May 21, 10-11 a.m.

LGBTQ+ Youth and COVID-19
May 26, 12-1 p.m.

Transition Age Youth & COVID-19
May 28, 12-1 p.m.

All talks are free and open to the public. To attend these Zoom events, register at this Eventbrite link.

To view the previous events from the Pritzker Center’s “COVID-19 Community Speakers Series for Children and Families,” visit the Center’s YouTube channel.