June 4, 2024 | PART 1 Historical Trauma: Resilience and Risk Factors for Latinx Queer Communities | Cultural Competency Series


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June 4, 2024 | 9:30-10:30am | Presenter: David Zelaya, Ph.D.

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Knowing the history of Mexicans, Guatemalans, Salvadorans, and Hondurans in the United States is imperative in efforts to appropriately meet the mental health needs of these communities. The current training will provide an overview of historical events ranging from pre-colonization, colonization, and modern-day events that are impacting the needs of the communities aforementioned. The training will conclude with implications for treatment.

Learning objectives:
-Understand the impact colonialization continues to have on communities from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
-Individuals will be able to integrate historical context into current day issues into treatment consideration when working with diverse Latinx communities.

David Zelaya, Ph.D., Dr. David G. Zelaya (he/him/él) is an Assistant Professor at Brown University School of Public Health (SPH) within the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS), Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School within the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, and an affiliated scientist at Yale University with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). Dr. Zelaya’s program of research focuses on examining health disparities, from an intersectionality and minority stress lens, among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and sexual and gender minority communities and links to HIV risk, mental health, resilience, and alcohol use. Dr. Zelaya is the PI of a NIH-NIAAA funded K23 grant aimed to develop a behavioral health intervention for Latinx queer individuals to decrease hazardous alcohol use by targeting intersectional forms of discrimination. Clinically, he is interested in providing culturally competent behavioral health services to historically underserved communities (e.g., Spanish-speaking Latinx people; sexual and gender diverse people). Read more…

Contact Hours: 

1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
1 category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists in Maine.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval from the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
1 contact hour for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

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