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Symposium, 9/20: Acculturation, Trauma, and Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Communities

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Experts in the mental health field will share their experiences and research findings addressing disparities in service provision to Hispanic and Latino populations

Date: 9/20/2019

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Boston College, Corcoran Commons Heights Room @ Campanella Way, Chestnut Hill, MA
More Information: https://ciswh.org/symposium-9-20-acculturation-trauma-and-mental-health-services-for-hispanic-and-latino-communities/

Experts in the mental health field will share their experiences and research findings addressing disparities in service provision to Hispanic and Latino populations living in the United States. The focus of the event is to recognize and address the intersection between acculturation, trauma and mental health among Hispanic and Latino populations. After this event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main cultural idioms of distress and values within Hispanic and Latino communities that may influence help-seeking behaviors and engagement in mental health services.
  • Address the intersection between trauma experiences and acculturation among Hispanic and Latino populations.
  • Describe trauma-informed mental health services and their implications for Hispanic and Latino cultures.

Presented by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.  Cosponsored by Boston University School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, Community Services Institute, and Boston College School of Social Work’s Latinx Leadership Initiative.

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