Online Program

Latino Mental Health: Strategies and Interventions that Increase Access, Support Wellness and Empower Communities

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
This session explores the relationship between stigma, discrimination and social isolation and mental health for Latino youth and adults. Presentations offer strategies that address how clinical practice, program design and public policy can address negative social determinants and support wellness.
Session Objectives: Describe differences in acculturative stress and symptoms related to anxiety, manic behavior, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among Hispanic/Latino youth. Describe how interventions or policies could be more effective in improving self-care management if they address social isolation and mental distress among Latino immigrants. Describe a psycho-educational intervention to teach activation skills to Latino mothers raising children with mental health needs.

Acculturation and Stigma of Mental Illness in Hispanic/Latino Youth   
Melissa DuPont-Reyes, MPH, Jo C. Phelan, PhD, Kay Barkin, Bruce Link, PhD and Kris Painter, PhD, LCSW
Examining perceived discrimination on depression among Latino sexual minorities and transgender women in a new settlement state   
Alice Ma, MPH, CHES, Christina J. Sun, PhD, MS, Beth A. Reboussin, PhD, Manuel Garcia, Lilli Mann, MPH, Amanda Tanner, PhD, MPH, Jorge Alonzo, JD and Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH
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, Betsy L. Sleath, PhD, Maria Martinez, Ph.D., Linda Guzman, Charlotte Williams, MPH and Joseph Morrissey, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: LGBT Caucus of Public Health Professionals, Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health

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

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