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Cultural Aspects And Mental Health Disorders Among Mexican American Children, Youths, And Families

1:00pm - July 10, 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 largest Hispanic and Latino population in the United States, the Mexican population. The presenter will provide information about the languages, traditions, customs, values, spirituality, and the social, historical, and political context that led them to immigrate to the United States. Also, they will discuss how to engage them in the assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis of mental health illness.


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





About the presenters: 

Javier Ramirez, MA, MA- Javier Nahum Ramirez Elias is a Nawat from his father's side and Lenka from his mother's side, born in El Salvador. He has earned two master degrees: one in Latin American Studies with the focus in History and Political Science of the region, and the second one in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in the diaspora and immigration process of Central Americans. Works with various community organizations providing health and social services to diverse communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Currently, he is the Program Director of Teen Family Services at El Nido Family Centers, and a Lecturer on Latin American Studies and Chicano Studies at California State University Los Angeles.

Mrs. Thelma Garcia- Mrs. Thelma Garcia is the Director of HIV Prevention Services for the East Los Angeles Women’s Center. Mrs. Garcia has worked for over twenty years addressing sexual, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS prevention needs, and violence against women issues in the Latino community. Mrs. Garcia established the Promotoras en Acción Program to improve access for Latino women at risk of HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Garcia has become a steadfast community activist promoting HIV/AIDS programs and policies that address women's issues. She serves on various community advisory boards, planning task forces and committees where she builds strong professional relationships with local and statewide organizations.


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.