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Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic adolescents are more likely than non-Hispanic white or black youth to have meals with their family. Adolescents who frequently have family meals are less likely to report depressive symptoms, substance use, and delinquent behaviors, and are more likely to delay sex and perform well academically. Child Trends' Selma Caal highlights 
familismo, a value stressing the importance of family, to explain this statistic and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15.
Are computers good for kids?
In 1984, only 15 percent of children ages three to seventeen had access to a computer at home; in 2011, 83 percent did. Youth use computers mostly for social networking, watching videos, and playing games. Too much time spent on computers might put youth at risk of obesity and other physical ailments. But are there positive implications for kids who have computers? There might not be as many as you think.
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Pathways to Accumulating Assets among Low- and Moderate-Income Families
Dr. Ruby Mendenhall of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse will discuss whether low- and moderate-income families can accumulate assets, such as savings and homes. Dr. Mendenhall will provide background on asset accumulation and the American Dream, identify pathways that low- and moderate-income families can use to accumulate assets, and highlight the precursors to asset accumulation and social mobility. Dr. Mendenhall will also discuss future directions for research and policy.

Wednesday, September 25, 2:00 ET
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