Latino Culture and Communication: More than Just Translation
When working with Hispanic and Latino populations, clear language should never be a linear process, particularly for a collectivist society that defines and interprets experiences within a cultural context. Latino values such as ‘machismo and personalismo’ can be very insightful, but when defined and understood through an American perspective, we wonder why we feel a ‘disconnect’ with the Hispanic client/patient we need to provide prevention services to. This interactive presentation will inform on Latino cultural nuances that can reframe communication for Hispanic individuals with substance use and/or mental health problems and discuss prevention strategies to support “recuperación” (recovery).
Credits: This training meets approval for two renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and two initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). As an IC & RC member board, OASAS accredited courses are granted reciprocal approval by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Committee. Many other states offer reciprocity - please check with your accrediting agency.
Participants are required to attend the training in its entirety, turn on their video cameras, and actively participate in order to receive credit.