RESCHEDULED: Empowering Latina Professionals Serving Hispanic & Latino Communities Conference


NOTICE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC will need to postpone the June 16 event, Empowering Latina Behavioral Health Professionals Serving Hispanic & Latino Communities. The event is rescheduled for July 7 at the Grand Geneva Hotel in Lake Geneva, WI. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. We know the effort that you put into registering, arranging travel plans, and taking time out of your work schedules to attend. We hope that you will consider registering again and would love to see you in July. Please contact Sherrie Nichols at [email protected] with any questions.




Empowering Latina Professionals Serving Hispanic & Latino Communities


Sponsored by Great Lakes MHTTC and NHLMHTTC






The main purpose of this free 1-day in-person conference is to facilitate a meeting of Latina professionals working in the behavioral health field. Sessions will focus on strengthening behavioral health services for Hispanic/Latino communities, developing leadership and mentoring skills, and establishing a community of practice among Latina behavioral healthcare professionals.


Participants will be immersed in an educational and creative experience that includes presentations and roundtable discussions on topics with the potential to impact their leadership styles, improve the reach and effectiveness of their care through culturally responsive services, and celebrate the important influence women have within the communities they serve and the behavioral healthcare field overall.

Please Note: All presentations will be in Spanish. 



  • Discuss the unique cultural realities and experiences of Latina behavioral health professionals.
  • Explore strategies to successfully navigate systems of care and facilitate the implementation of positive change.
  • Promote a shift in thinking about the various roles of women professionals working in behavioral healthcare and the importance of these roles within the communities they serve.
  • Highlight the power of mentorship as a strategy to pass along information and empower the work of emerging Latina leaders.
  • Create an open dialogue emphasizing the vital importance of providing culturally responsive services and staying connected with the communities you serve.  




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




7:30 AM–8:00 AM          Registration & Coffee Service


8:00 AM–8:30 AM          Welcome & Conference Overview


8:30 AM–9:30 AM          Presentation: Estrategias para navegar con éxito los sistemas de cuidado salud y facilitar la implementación de un cambio positivo

CDR Karina D. Aguilar


9:30 AM–9:45 AM         Morning Break         


10:45 AM–11:45 AM      Presentation: Café entre Mujeres

  • Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW
  • Teresa Tellez-Giron 
  • Verónica Vega 
  • Lucia Nuñez, MEd


10:45 AM–11:45 AM     Presentation: Fortaleciendo el Empoderamiento de la Mujer Hispana, Parte 1

Evylegna Rodriguez, PhD

11:45 AM–1:00 PM       Lunch (Lunch is not included, but local restaurant info will be provided at registration)


1:30 PM–2:30 PM        Presentation: Fortaleciendo el Empoderamiento de la Mujer Hispana, Parte 2

Evylegna Rodriguez, PhD


2:30 PM–2:45 PM        Afternoon Break


2:45 PM–4:15 PM        Presentation: Fortaleciendo el Empoderamiento de la Mujer Hispana, Parte 3

Evylegna Rodriguez, PhD


4:15 PM–4:30 PM        Closing Session & Evaluations


DOWNLOAD: Presentations and Materials



Please contact Sherrie Nichols, [email protected].



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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training opportunity for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



Starts: Jul 7, 2023 7:30 am
Ends: Jul 7, 2023 4:30 pm
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