Co-Occurring Disorder among Latino youths

12:00pm - February 14, 2023 thru 1:00pm - February 14, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
Registration Deadline: February 14, 2023
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Co-occurring disorders are now considered the expectation, not the exception. This webinar will discuss co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in Latino youth.  It will include etiology, prevalence, and treatment options for this population.  


Learning objectives:


  1. Explain the prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders among youth.
  2. Discuss approaches to working with families with youth who have co-occurring disorders.
  3. Examine culturally appropriate treatment options for co-occurring disorders in Latino youth.



 Diane Arms 

Diane Arms, MA 

Director for The Center for Co-occurring Disorders 

The Council on Recovery 


Diane Arms currently serves as The Center for Co-occurring Disorders Director at The Council on Recovery. She has dedicated her career to serving the Latino population in the Health Field, including Mental Health and Substance Use. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso. Diane has served as Director of Health Integration at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, Director of Prevention and Counseling at the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, and with the Harris County Health Care Alliance as Program Manager facilitating leadership meetings amongst local FQHCs to identify, address, and resolve systemic issues proactively. Ms. Arms has also served as an Operations Administrator for the children's division unit at Emergence Health Network, El Paso's Local Mental Health Authority. She has successfully implemented programs such as Multisystemic Therapy in a Mental Health Setting and Transition Age Youth, assisting transitioning clients from children's services to adult services in the mental health system. In addition, she spearheaded the transition of the agency's clinical and behavioral health services to telehealth services to accommodate social distancing and stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. Previously funded projects consist of identifying relationships between stress, depression, and anxiety to substance use and parenting styles in young adult Latinos, investigating the effects of chronic illnesses on children's health-related quality of life in the Colonias, an underserved and impoverished neighborhood along the Texas-Mexico border, and exploring effective decision-making aids on colorectal cancer for the aging Latino population. She sits on the Houston BARC Foundation's board, the City of Houston's Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility. She is also a fellow of the American Leadership Forum, Class 44.