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Cultural Elements in Treating Latino and Hispanic Populations

Cultural Elements in Treating Latino and Hispanic Populations

Wednesday, June 23rd and Friday, June 25th from 9:00am to 12:00pm CT both days. 

The South Southwest ATTC, in partnership with our colleagues at IRESA, are offering a FREE, 2-part virtual training event for professionals working in SAMHSA Region 6 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas).

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how cultural change affects Hispanic and Latinos and their substance use
  • Identify and address challenges faced by Hispanic and Latinos around access and readiness for treatment and recovery
  • Understand the impact of immigration on family dynamics
  • Identify approaches to integrating culture into therapy


Trainer: Haner Hernandez, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI

Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 33 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs.  He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 25 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.  Haner is a person in long-term recovery from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes the build equity.  


Due to the nature of the training topic and the intended interactive experience for participants, this training will be offered to only the first 30 behavioral health professionals that work in Region 6. Thank you for your understanding. We do plan to continue to hold these trainings for the community as long as we are able. 

For questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Starts: Jun. 23, 2021 9:00 am
Ends: Jun. 25, 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 22, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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