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Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations II

1:00pm - September 16, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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**This is a private training not opened to our community**


Goals and Objectives

Section Goal: This section will provide a description of cultural risk and protective factors that may impact mental health services for Hispanic and Latino populations

Section Objectives:

1. Identify main mental health, risk and protective factors among Hispanic and Latino communities

2. Recognize risk and protective factors while providing mental health services for Hispanic and Latino populations


Mental health providers that serve Hispanic and Latino populations should take in consideration the mental health risk and protective factors that impact these communities in order to create a treatment plan that is culturally responsive to their needs. During the intake process, providers can assess the clients’ social determinants of health by immigrant generation. Risk and protective factors are influenced by social determinants of health which are defined as conditions in the environments in which people are born, grow, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. “These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels.


Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.



About the presenter: 




Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI - Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 32 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.

Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.


Please read the following before registering: 

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

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