To provide education, research and community education services to address the unique social and cultural mental health needs of the growing Latino population.
To increase the number of culturally competent mental health professionals in order to improve the accessibility of mental health services to the Latino/a community is the goal of the Center for Latino/a Mental Health
To further advance our impact in the Latino/a community, The Center for Latino/a Mental Health forges partnerships with community and social service agencies that serve the Latino/a population. Students and faculty lend their expertise to these organizations by providing culturally competent mental health services, conducting culturally relevant research, developing new treatment models, and more. In turn, students gain invaluable hands-on training that prepares them to be even more effective leaders in the field of Latino/a mental health.
The need for culturally competent mental health professionals trained in the assessment and treatment of Latino/a clients is enormous. In response, The Chicago School has developed the following academic programs that focus on Latino/a mental health:
In times of political uncertainty and political injustice it's important to care for mental health. Check out this toolkit created by Dr. Chavez and Dr. Adames for immigrant families.
This Wednesday 4/11 we will be having a potluck at noon in room 4074/75. We encourage everyone to bring a dish to share. LSFA will be presenting their new leadership team!
If you've ever wanted to learn about the transformative and healing power of art in the Latinx community then this presentation is for you. On March 14th we will be having a discussion Latinx artists and a painting session afterwards.
RSVP here, space is limited! http://bit.ly/2HezVau
LSFA Members will be graduating this summer, so they're looking for passionate individuals to continue the hard work!
Make sure to check out the rest LSFA's events during the month of March!
Big thank you to everyone who came to the Latinx rally last week. We rallied, we spoke, and we marched. It was a powerful moment for everyone. We will continue to raise our voices against injustice and stand up for marginalized communities.
Alianza Americas a national organization works with partners from civil society and government, organized labor and faith-based communities to bring a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for Latino immigrant communities living in the United States and across the Americas.
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