This one-hour online session will provide information on how to address the impact of COVID-19 prevention efforts, shelter in place practices, and isolation for individuals who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latino/Hispanic communities. The presenter will describe socio-cultural Latino traditions and the impact of COVID-19 shelter in place practices that may increase IPV incidents, recognize the mental health consequences of unemployment, economic hardships, the closing of schools, and general uncertainty that may result in more family conflicts and violence. Furthermore, Dr. Lopez, will provide information about the identification of cultural resilience and coping strategies to address the impact of the pandemic in Latino families and ways to reduce stress and IPV. The presenter will review Spanish bilingual and culturally adapted domestic violence prevention resources available through the internet, online technology, local and national hotlines.
Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for social workers, psychologists, counselors, graduate students, community health workers, and other mental health providers.
About the presenter:
Luz M. López, PhD, MSW, MPH is a Clinical Professor at Boston University School of Social Work. She is also the Director of the Global Health Core at Boston University Center for Innovation in Social Work and Health and Associate Director of the dual degree program in Social Work and Public Health.
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