Best practices in diverse communities: Special needs and Latino families

Join us for a free professional development symposium for caregivers of Latino children who experience disability. It will enhance awareness and identify culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies and best practice to support these children and families.

Registration and resources: beginning at 8 a.m.

Panel discussion: Panel of parents, public and mental health providers will discuss their experience and answer audience questions. Facilitated by Claudia Chaves, MS, LPC

Latino Cultural Considerations and Beliefs
Speakers: Alejandra Moreno, MSW, of Jackson County Mental Health and Jose Luis Garcia, QMHP, of CCC Ashland

Changing Demographics of the Oregon Latino Community
Speaker: Ronald L. Mize, Ph.D., director, Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement (CL@SE); associate professor, School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University

Keynote: Use of Interpreters and Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate Evaluation Instruments
Speaker: Luis Sandoval, Ph.D., counseling psychology; Harvard Medical School

Recruitment and Retention of Bilingual Employees/Providers
Speakers: Maria Elena Castro, Oregon Health Authority, rural and migrant health coordinator, and Helen Hoang, MSW, MPA, Oregon Health Authority, diversity coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Download a printable PDF flyer for this event.

Register via email with Kathy Keesee at Swindells Resource Center beginning January 5 or call 541-732-5958. Spanish registration and interpretation services are available.

For their partnership and collaboration, special thanks to:
UN Club of Southern Oregon University
La Clínica del Valle/ Kids Health Connection
DESD Child Development Services
Jackson County Mental Health
Community Counseling Center – Ashland
Peace House
NOWIA Unete