Cultural Considerations for Providing School-Based Mental Health Services to Hispanic and Latino Children and Youth

8:00am - March 5, 2020 | Timezone: US/Mountain
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC

Hyatt Regency Tamaya
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004
United States

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This module introduces the topic of cultural elements in working with the Hispanic and Latino populations within the school-based mental health systems in the United States. It explores the:

  • prevalence and incidence of the most common mental health disorders among Hispanic and
  • Latino youth
  • best practices for identifying signs and symptoms
  • the need for mental health services at the school setting
  • CLAS Standards
  • cultural responsiveness on Hispanic and Latinos
  • cultural values and idioms of distress
  • the impact of acculturation and the role of family
  • how to implement effective culturally informed school-based mental health services
  • role of school personnel in identifying the need for interventions and referrals.