Online Program

The role of contextual and cultural factors on substance use, violence, and sexual risks

Monday, November 4, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Latino communities are disproportionately impacted by substance use, violence and HIV infection resulting in critical inequities in a broad range of health outcomes. This session will address the role of context and cultural factors in shaping risk among multiple Latino populations. Panelists will address the role of acculturation, religious coping, the influence of peer, family and school contexts, and community-level factors in conferring risk and protection with the goal of contributing to the growing dialogue on the role of context and cultural factors in Latino health. The focus on these health issues among vulnerable Latino populations will help to inform population- and individual-level interventions that are responsive to specific contextual and cultural influences. The goal of this panel is to increase participants’ understanding of substance use, violence and sexual risks among Latino populations.
Session Objectives: By the end of this panel, the participants will be able to: 1) Discuss the role of acculturative stress and negative religious coping in alcohol use among Latino immigrants, 2) Identify the risk factors associated with violence involvement among Latino youth, 3) Understand the disproportionate impact of contextual factors such as neighborhood alcohol outlet density in drunk driving and underage drinking among Latinos, and 4) Discuss the role of acculturation in sexual risk behaviors among Latino drug users.

Acculturation as a correlate for unprotected sex among puerto rican drug users in New York City   
Rafael E. Perez Figueroa, MD, MPH, Farzana Kapadia, PhD MPH, Yumary Ruiz, PhD, MPH and Danielle Ompad, PhD
Impact of religious coping on the acculturative stress and alcohol use of recent Latino immigrants   
Mariana Sanchez, Ph.D., Frank Dillon, PhD, Maritza Concha, Ph.D. and Mario De La Rosa, PhD
Friends, families, and schools: What matters most in Latino youth violence?   
Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, Hua Lin, PhD and Glenn Flores, MD

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Organized by: Latino Caucus
Endorsed by: HIV/AIDS, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Medical Care, Mental Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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