Covid 19 and the Impact on Intimate Partner Violence for Latinos

This one-hour online session will provide information on how to address the impact of COVID-19 prevention efforts, shelter in place practices, and isolation for individuals who experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latino/Hispanic communities. The presenter will describe socio-cultural Latino traditions and the impact of COVID-19 shelter in place practices that may increase IPV incidents, recognize the mental health consequences of unemployment, economic hardships, the closing of schools, and general uncertainty that may result in more family conflicts and violence. Furthermore, Dr. Lopez, will provide information about the identification of cultural resilience and coping strategies to address the impact of the pandemic in Latino families and ways to reduce stress and IPV. The presenter will review Spanish bilingual and culturally adapted domestic violence prevention resources available through the internet, online technology, local and national hotlines.

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