Partnering with Latino/ax Youth and Families: Strategies for Understanding and Engaging for Child Welfare Profess...
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About the Event
Latino/ax youth and families make up a majority of the families living in the Bay Area. Latino/a/x children are 25% of the child population and 21% of the children in foster care. There is a disproportionate number of Latino/ax youth in the child welfare system. Whether Latino/a/x families enter the various service provider systems by choice, not by choice and/or by need, many of these families need the support of case workers, social workers, social workers, and therapists. As service providers our understanding of their culture, their needs and the way that they need us to engage them will by a large determinant of their ability to have their needs met. This requires culturally competent practice. During this training participants will learn about the complex cultural diversity of Latino/a/x communities, how to engage them effectively and ways to put them into practice these strategies.
Participants will be able to:
- Understand the complexity of diverse Latino populations
- Identify at least one (1) culturally sensitive strategy to take into account Latino/a/x youth and family’s values to engage with them in services
- Apply interventions that are considered best practices for providing services to Latino/a/x youth and families
9:00 - 10:30 Understanding Latinos/as/x youth and individuals and their culture
10:30 - 11:30 Strategies for Engaging youth and families
11:00 - 12:00 Putting it in to practice, using strategies learned, Course Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Rosa Revuelta, MA, MNA is a first generation Chicana with over 15 years of experience working in the social sector field as an advocate, trainer and community educator. Her work has focused on supporting and empowering the community and professionals in the field. Much of her worked has been along side underserved and underrepresented communities of color. Rosa worked as an advocate providing direct services and crisis counseling to survivors and their families, helping them navigate the child welfare and criminal justice system. As a community educator, Rosa has facilitated workshops and presentations for children, youth, and adults on sexual assault, intimate partners violence and human trafficking. Rosa has trained community educators, service providers, parents, students, and government staff on strategies for working with trauma survivors. She enjoys helping others learn and grow and has worked with professionals in the social service field to increase their professional development in coaching, leadership/ management skills, and cultural responsiveness. Rosa is a lifelong learner with a Bachelors in Social Work, a Master in Mexican American Studies, a Masters in Nonprofit Administration and a Certificate in Design Learning from the Association of Training Development.
This course meets the qualifications for (3) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.