Crossing the Cultural Divide: Working with Latino Youth and their Families

Rhode Island Student Assistance Services 2013 Conference
Dr. Lynn Hernandez’s presentation slides: a summary of national and Rhode Island data regarding alcohol and drug use and their associated risks among Hispanic/Latino adolescents.¬† The underlying interpersonal, contextual, and cultural factors influencing alcohol and drug use behaviors as well as health service seeking behaviors among Hispanic/Latino families are discussed. Recommendations for strengthening and implementing cultural competence skills when working with Hispanic/Latino¬† youth and their families are shared.

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