How to Reduce Barriers for Latino(a) Immigrants Using a Cultural Adaptation Model
Immigrants to the United States face many challenges such as language barriers, pressures to acculturate, and stressors to finding stable housing and employment. They are further subjected to complex federal immigration policies and discrimination. This webinar will introduce and demonstrate how to apply a cultural adaptation model that has evolved over 14 years of working with Latino(a) families. By the end of the webinar, attendees have the ability to immediately implement this model, improving their ability to support Latino(a) families.
Attendees will first be provided with an introduction or refresher to the purpose, key concepts, an utilization of community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodology. CBPR has become a core research methodology in the family therapy field, is particularly useful in benefiting underserved populations, and is the foundation of the model being shared for working with Latino(a) immigrants. Next, attendees will learn about the cultural adaptation model and how it can be used as a guide when working with Latino(a) immigrant families. Real life examples will then be used to demonstrate how to implement the key concepts and methods of this model in practitioner settings.
Overall, attendees will leave this webinar with the ability to:
- Iterate the concepts and principles of community-based research (CBPR);
- Identify a model that is well-suited for working with Latino(a) immigrant families;
- Apply the cultural adaptation model in their work with Latino(a) immigrant families.
Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.
About the Presenter
Rubén Parra-Cardona, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, at the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as Area Director of Research at the Latino Research Institute at UT Austin. His research is focused on the cultural adaptation of parenting interventions for low-income Latina/o immigrant communities. His first cultural adaptation study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and focused on first-generation immigrant families living in Detroit. He is currently funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to extend this work with Latino/a immigrant families with adolescent children. Dr. Parra-Cardona has used the experience gained in these U.S.-based studies to collaborate with Mexican institutions and state governments in the implementation of parenting prevention programs of research.
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