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December/January 2022Vol. 22, No. 11New Forum Provides Expert Responses to Parenting Questions

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Academy of Lifelong Learning recently launched an online parenting forum to support caregivers at every age and stage of a child's development with the goal of improving children's physical, psychological, and behavioral health and well-being. The forum, open and free to everyone, features answers and information provided by UMB experts from a variety of child- and family-serving fields, including social work, health care, and law, with extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as child development; early childhood; attachment; trauma; prevention; research; program and policy planning, development, and implementation; LGBTQ+ people and communities; and more.

Visitors to the website can search the existing (and ever-growing) questions and answers section, which is organized by age (infant, toddler, elementary age, adolescent, and young adult) or submit their own question for expert review and response. An extensive collection of recommended resources is also available. 

To learn more, visit the Lifelong Learning Parenting Forum on the UMB website.