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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15 to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community (US Department of Education).

Serving Hispanic and Latinx populations requires awareness of cultural differences and gaps in healthcare, education, and community equity. The following resources can help CCLSs better understand these gaps and how to navigate them in child life. They also include children's books celebrating Hispanic Heritage with some that address immigration, family, and community.

Comparison of pain and psychosocial correlates among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White youth with chronic pain
Psychosocial and Family Functioning Among Latino Youth With Spina Bifida
Working With Hispanic and Latino FamiliesChild Welfare Information Gateway, US Department of Health and Human Services
15 Picture Books That Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage

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