Cultural Values when Working with Hispanics and Latinos with Substance Use Disorders
Wednesday, August 4th 2021 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm CT
This event was developed in response to a need identified in our Region 6 by the ATTC Network. It is presented by our partners at IRESA and Universidad Central del Caribe.
Latinos comprise the largest minority group in the United States. Many Latinos face unique stressors based on their cultural and personal experiences such as, but not limited to language difficulties, discrimination, and immigration status. Researchers have found a relationship between chronic stress and conditions like major depressive disorders, generalized anxiety disorders and substance use. Behavioral health providers working with Latino communities should take into consideration how culture influences the way Latinos experience, understand, and describe stressors and their impact on coping strategies. This training is intended to offer culturally responsive strategies to clinicians that serve Latino populations with substance use disorders.
- Identify stressors that affect Latino communities.
- Describe cultural elements to be incorporated into substance use treatment with Latinos
- Discuss effective strategies to manage symptoms of co-occurring disorders with Latinos.
This free webinar is for professionals who practice in Region 6 states, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. If you are outside of the region and would like to be put on a waitlist, please send an email to [email protected].