Date: 6/17/2015, 9:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Attention will be on family dynamics, parenting, and cultural values that are important when working with Latinos. Discussion will include age, and gender roles from more traditional Latinos to more assimilated Latinos. Emphasis will focus on understanding the spectrum of diverse Latino experiences in order to avoid stereotyping clients. Exploration of personal biases and ways they manifest unknowingly in service provision will be reviewed. Discussion will include strategies and tools that support cultural responsiveness in assessment, evaluation and treatment. Finally, recommendations will be made on the use of evidence-based models and integration of culturally responsive approaches to better serve and improve retention of Latino clients and families.