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Latino/a Behavioral Health Conference

October 13, 2017



The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Center for Mental Health, and the University of Illinois College of Nursing, invite you to register for the Latino Mental Health Conference. This biennial conference was established in 1991 with the focus on promoting education, awareness, and prevention of mental health issues that affect the Latino population. The conference continues to increase the cultural competence, capacity for effective service delivery, and awareness of service barriers to conference participants. This conference includes a total of 6 Credit for Education Units for social workers, counselors, nurses, and providers. Students and general public are welcomed to register. A full review of sessions and informational booths are included in the program link below. UI Health invites you to join our faculty sessions, see details for specific times:

  • Drs. Kelly Vaez and Denise Bockwoldt: Understanding How Individual, Family and Community Stressors Contribute to the Development of Diabetes and Impact Self-Care in Latino Youth and Families (College of Nursing)
  • Dr. Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar: An Ecological Approach to Address Health Disparities and their Families (College of Applied Health Sciences)
  • Drs. Cynthia Taylor Handrup and Marsha Snyder: Building Capacity to Address the Barriers to Mental Health Care in the Latino Community (Panel)

For More Details and Registration:

Date: Friday, October  13, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Location: 2800 S. Western Ave., Arturo Velasquez Institute, City College of Chicago