The Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic/Latino Populations is training that provides information for professionals that work with Hispanics/Latinos who want to improve their skills and effectiveness from service delivery to policy development. Culturally responsive strategies are discussed as demographic information and cultural nuances are outlined. This training includes the following objectives:
>Participants who complete the Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic/Latino Populations training will be able to:
>>Understand how cultural change affects Hispanic/Latinos and their drug use
>>Identify and address problems faced by Hispanic/Latinos around access and readiness for treatment and recovery
>>Explain the relationship between culture and treatment
Gain basic competencies for managing clients with co-occurring disorders
>>Identify approaches to integrating culture into therapy.
The information referenced in this training was derived from a curriculum developed using "The Cultural Elements in Treating Hispanic Populations: Dialogue on Science and Addiction" guide of the Caribbean Basin and Hispanic Addiction Technology Transfer Center written by Dr. William A. Vega.