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Considering Culture in the Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders Among Guatemalan Children, Youths, and Families

1:00pm - June 3, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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This one and half-hour online session will provide information on the integration of the Hispanic and Latino cultural factors into the assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of serious emotional disturbances, specifically Guatemalan population. The presenter will also discuss factors that affect Hispanic and Latino youth mental health and academic performance, the use of culturally centered interventions in school mental health, and how to engage effectively Hispanic and Latino youth and families in school mental health treatment.

Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for social workers, school mental health personnel, teachers, and school administrators.



About the presenter: 

Sarah Howell is the school social worker at Las Americas Newcomer School in Houston Independent School District (HISD). Sarah has built her career working with immigrants and refugees and specializes in trauma and torture survivors within those populations. Additionally, Sarah is passionate about educating others about trauma and trauma-informed education. Sarah is an advocate for the immigrant and refugee community as well as mental health services for youth. Sarah has written two chapters about refugee trauma and school-based interventions for immigrant and refugee youth that will be published in Spring 2019.


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