UCLA faculty and Los Angeles community leaders provide expertise on issues impacting children and families, April 9-30, via Zoom.
The UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families presents a lecture series on the impact of COVID-19 upon vulnerable populations in Los Angeles. Speakers include experts and faculty from UCLA, and leaders from medical, legal, and educational organizations across L.A. County.
The speaker series is free and open to all. Each discussion will be recorded for educational purposes.
Special Education and COVID-19
Tyrone Howard, PhD, UCLA Professor of Education
Jill Rowland, Esq., Education Program Director, Alliance for Children’s Rights
Safer at Home? Child Abuse and COVID-19
Laura Alongi, MSW, Field Education Faculty, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Roberta Medina, Deputy Director, L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services
Immigrant Children and Families and COVID-19
Nina Rabin, JD, Executive Director, UCLA School of Law Immigrant Family Legal Clinic
Rigoberto Reyes, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs
COVID-19 and Contemporary Medical and Legal Issues in Foster Care
Stacy Barron, MD, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
Leslie Heimov, JD, Executive Director, Children’s Law Center
Foster Family Well-Being and COVID-19
Audra Langley, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Ron Brown, PhD, President & CEO, Children’s Bureau of Southern California
Parental Rights and COVID-19
Fanna Gamal, JD, Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow, UCLA School of Law
Dennis Smeal, JD, Executive Director, Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.
Justice for Youth and COVID-19
Elizabeth Barnert, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Patricia Soung, JD, Director of Youth Justice Policy and Senior Staff Attorney, Children’s Defense Fund
More information on each panel and the speakers is at www.uclapritzkercenter.eventbrite.com.