Latino Agricultural Workers: An Overview on Mental Health and Strategies for Effective Engagement Services

7:00am - August 4, 2022 thru 3:15pm - August 4, 2022 | Timezone: US/Mountain

Courtyard Aksarben Village
1625 S. 67th St.
Omaha, NE 68106
United States

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This is an in-person, one-day conference in Omaha, NE, and it will run from 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. MT / 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. CT. 

Important Registration Information

This conference is an in-person event. Please note, in-person attendance is limited to 25 participants. 

Attendees will only be eligible to claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Description 

This one-day conference is an opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to learn more about providing successful mental health services for Latino Agricultural Workers. 
Comprehensive mental health services for Latino Agricultural Workers should consider the context of migration, stressors, and typical emotional and behavioral concerns. This conference will provide evidence-based tips and strategies to bolster resiliency and promote psychological recovery among Latino Agricultural Workers for effective engagement services. The conference also includes psych-sociocultural considerations for clinicians working with Latino Agricultural Workers and their families. 
The target audience for this event is psychologists and other behavioral health professionals. Space is limited. 
Lodging will be covered. Meal and travel stipends will be provided. If you'd like to learn more about the hotel, please click here. Upon successful registration, lodging and stipend information will be provided to you. 

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss social determinants of health and their impact on the Hispanic and Latino agricultural workers. 
2. Recognize the behavioral health concerns impacting agricultural communities. 
3. Identify the prevalence of behavioral health conditions in agricultural communities. 
4. Discuss best practices for supporting agricultural workers for behavioral health wellness.


Continuing Education




In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.





Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 4.0 credit hours of continuing education credit.





Cecily Rodriguez, MPA, CDE, Manager of Applied Research for the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Virginia Tech

Cecily Rodriguez











For 30 years, Cecily has been developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and programs that address equity and access in the health and human service sector. Currently, she is responsible for developing and implementing public sector interventions for leadership and team development, equity and inclusion, and succession management. Additionally, she shapes and manages research initiatives, program evaluations, and race equity strategies. Along with her duties as an applied researcher, she also teaches courses related to social equity and policy evaluation at Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy. She came to Virginia Tech from the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) where she was the Director of Refugee Health Services Division. She was responsible for executive leadership of grant and contract-related planning and implementation for new state health and wellness programs; development, management and oversight of program budgets totaling more than $30 million annually. During previous service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Cecily was the Director of the Office of Health Equity Advancement and Workforce Development at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services(DBHDS). There, she led the agency’s response to disparities in behavioral health and developmental services. She was responsible for developing and implementing numerous programs and initiatives designed to increase health equity in the agency. In her earlier career, she designed and implemented federally funded workforce training, youth, and health and safety programs for agricultural workers across the nation. Cecily has a credential as a Certified Diversity Executive from the Institute of Diversity Certification, a designation as a Health Insurance Advanced Studies Professional (PHIAS); a lead trainer for the Behavioral Health Interpreter Curriculum, a Certified Instructor of Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Bilingual Staff Interpreter Training Course; a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory; a Certified QPR-Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training Facilitator; and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She serves as the Vice President of Communications at League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Richmond Region Council #4614; a board member of the Health Brigade, a Latinx serving health clinic; a member of the Virginia Medical Reserve Corp; and a member of the advisory committee the National Network for the Elimination of Disparities (NNED). She has a degree in political science with a minor in international relations from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Tech.