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Considering a Family's Culture and Potential Barriers in Early Intervention Service Provision
Increasing access and promoting health equity continues to be a professional and clinical effort for many early intervention systems throughout the nation. Furthermore, practitioners are challenged with conceptualizing how psychosocial factors deepen health inequities and how they negatively impact service provision for families from marginalized communities. By tailoring service provision approaches to ensure culturally-informed practices are implemented at all levels of Early Intervention (EI) engagement. Practitioners must be competent in the overarching factors that maintain barriers to services provided to cultural minorities. Specific factors have been found to contribute to the lack of adherence and engagement with EI and across the healthcare systems, particularly for racial/ethnic minorities. This presentation will review the literature surrounding these factors, such as healthcare system mistrust, and spotlight existing conceptual frameworks that aim to create equitable clinical and system practices in EI. Thus, the goal of this presentation will be to further inform its attendees of the systemic barriers that negatively impact minority communities navigation of EI services, and provide evidence-based practice and conceptual frameworks to foster culturally-informed solutions to equitable support and services.

May 19, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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