Cultural and Linguistic Competency and Equity

1:00pm - May 13, 2021 thru 2:30pm - May 13, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® and the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will be hosting a free webinar for school mental health providers serving Hispanic and Latino families, children, and youths.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50- 6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.


Culturally and linguistically appropriate services are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and needs of diverse consumers (Office of Minority Health, 2014). By developing Latino cultural competence, services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, cultural and linguistic needs of diverse students and families can be effectively delivered.


Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, and school administrators.



About the speaker:

J Rocky Romero, PhD, LMSW- Dr. Romero is the CEO and owner of JR Romero & Associates, a training and consultant company he started almost 20 years ago. Dr. Romero is a former Assistant Professor of the New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work in Albuquerque, NM. He served as the co-chair for Governor Richardson’s appointed NM Higher Education Department on Cultural Competency Task-Force. Dr. Romero has also served as an Executive Council member for the NM-Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research to include other boards and committees. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of New Mexico in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies with a focus on analyzing legal discourse through a critical race theory lens. Dr. Romero has been a trainer and consultant for the NATIONAL HISPANIC AND LATINO MHTTC for the last 10 years and a national trainer for Clare|Matrix, formerly the Matrix Institute, for the last 12 years. He is focused on culturally appropriate treatment while focusing on reducing health disparities for people of color. Lastly, Dr. Romero is focused on the intersections of racism, discrimination, and the impact of racialized legal discourse on people of color.


Please read the following before registering:

• The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system.

• Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone.

• After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.