142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Latino Mental Health: Strategies and Interventions that Impact Mental Illness and Promote Mental Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session underscores the impact of social determinants and trauma on the mental health of ethnic populations - and also addresses strength-based "self-help" approaches that can be used by people to build their resilience in the face of challenging circumstances.
Session Objectives: Describe mediating factors in the relationship between acculturative stress and depression. Describe theoretical processes that contribute to increases in discrimination by race and ethnicity and implications for mental health. Identify interventions and strategies to promote and support the mental health of Latino populations at risk for trauma, discrimination and poverty.
Octavio Martinez, MD, MPH, MBA

Mental Health Benefits of Familism: How eating dinner together regularly is associated with better mental health among low-income Latino families in East Los Angeles
Nancy E. Calderón, MPH, Nancy Guerrero-Llamas, BA, Georgiana Bostean, Ph.D., Brenda Manzanarez, RD, Valerie Ruleas, MSW, LCSW and William McCarthy, PhD
Comparative effectiveness of an activation intervention for Latino parents raising children with mental health needs
Kathleen Thomas, PhD, Gabriela Stein, PhD, Monica Perez Jolles, MA, Sean Sayers, PhD, Betsy L. Sleath, PhD, Juan Prandoni, Ariana Hoet, Linda Guzman, Charlotte Williams, MPH and Joseph Morrissey, PhD

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Organized by: Mental Health

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

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