This section features additional resources and a series of events related to the Hispanic and Latino population and topics relevant to the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC. Feel free to access and download these resources.
PTSD Awareness Month
June is PTSD Awareness Month and the National Hispanic and Latino ATTC is committed to diseminate relevant information concerning PTSD as a condition among Hispanics and Latinos. See the following links below for a collection of diferent resources about PTSD:
Helping Yourself Heal: A Recovering Man's Guide to Coping with the Effects of Childhood Abuse (Spanish version available too)
The materials included here are designed to facilitate the dissemination, adoption and implementation of MI among clinicians, supervisors, program managers and trainers, and improve treatment outcomes for clients with substance use disorder.
The following videos explain into detail and provide a demostrative session on Motivational Interview. These videos are heavy files and it may take a while before your download is completed, depending upon your connection speed:
May-Mental Health Awareness Month
Medical Family Therapy: A Model for Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Latinos
The Latino population in the United States is growing at an exponential rate. As a medically underserved population, Latinos experience many health disparities, including those related to mental health. Current research suggests that Latinos in the United States are at high risk for problems such as anxiety, depression, somatization disorders, and substance abuse, yet, often these health needs go unmet. This article suggests that an effective method of reaching and treating more Latinos is through medical family therapy. Because Latinos may be more likely to seek help from a physician for mental health complaints, and because marriage and family therapists may be most culturally congruent in their orientation to therapy, collaboration between health care providers and medical family therapists is logical.
Over the past few decades, numerous research studies have found that from adolescence to adulthood, Hispanics experience higher rates of stress and some mental health problems than other racial and ethnic groups and that they tend to underutilize mental health services. Numerous studies have also found evidence which highlight the lack of availability of, access to and the provision of quality mental health services to Hispanics, the nation’s largest racial and ethnic minority group. In an effort to assist providers, mental health agency and direct service providers alike, with enhancing their knowledge of culturally appropriate ways to better serve Hispanics, thus reducing and/or eliminating the disparities found in the three aforementioned critical areas of mental health service delivery (i.e., availability, access and provision), the author is pleased to provide the following recommended list titled Do’s and Don’ts When Working with Hispanics in Mental Health.
A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S. who self-identify as Hispanics of Mexican origin.
Adults with some form of mental illness have a smoking rate 70 percent higher than adults with no mental illness, according to a Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The report finds that 36 percent of adults with a mental illness are cigarette smokers, compared with only 21 percent of adults who do not have a mental illness.
SAMHSA Working Definition of Recovery Updated
In December 2011, SAMHSA released a working definition of recovery and a set of guiding principles. The December release of this definition represented the culmination of a lengthy process that began with an August 2010 Dialogue Meeting and ended with a formal public engagement process (via the SAMHSA Feedback Forum) in August 2011.
Product: What Are Peer Recovery Support Services?
Explains peer recovery support services designed and delivered by people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Discusses types of peer support for recovery, the adaptability and value of peer recovery support services, and cross-cutting core principles.