course »Language and Culture Needs for Spanish Speaking Youth and Families

Date: 3/29/2023, 11:00 am—1:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
Sponsor: WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Phone: 510-269-9030
Youth in foster care who come from Latino immigrant families may experience placement instability, at times when a parent is deported and there are no remaining family in the United States with which youth can be placed. This training will review unique needs for the Latinx youth in care. Participants will be exposed to a basic understanding of the Latino population, including the difference between Hispanics, Latinos, LatinX and other most commonly used references towards this population. The training will have a concentration in the area of trauma, including historical and intergenerational trauma that Latino families may experience in their country of origin, in their immigration journey, and while resident in the United States (Assimilation/Biculturalism). Participants will explore transference and countertransference and how this can help to guide service approaches. We will also discuss cultural factors and considerations when providing care and services to Latino families, including challenges, and terminology, as well as translation of key terms. Lastly, we will review strategies/best practices when delivering services in the different phases of treatment, including engagement/assessment, treatment planning, as well as in maintaining collaboration with families throughout the process.