5139.0 Bruno Lima symposium: Latino mental health

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session presents topics on Latino mental health. It describes the process and outcomes of a behavioral health needs assessment in a Latino community. It includes two sessions that address mental health literacy and patient-provider communication. Then, it concludes with a session discussing peer support and recovery.
Session Objectives: Identify three strategies to address racial/ethnic disparities in accessing mental health and substance abuse treatment services at the local level. Describe the ways that mental health symptoms may be expressed differently among Latina women who speak Spanish and are new to treatment. Describe how patients’ discussions with their physicians about mental health issues differ as a function of patients’ race/ethnicity and provider-patient language concordance. Explain the types of mental health support services needed by Latinos and people who are deaf or hard of hearing

10:30 AM
Assessing the behavioral health needs of Latinos and Brazilians in a Massachussetts community
Sara Trillo Adams, MA, LMHC, Joanne L. Calista, MS, LICSW, Diane E. Gould, LICSW, Allison Parks, LMHC, Monica Sanchez, Doctoral Student, Esteban V. Cardemil, PhD, Ismael Rivera, Lillian Melendez, Juliana Ferreira, Joy Connell and Paula V. Kaminow, Esq
11:10 AM

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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