Sat, Mar 27 | Online Training Workshop

Latinx Parenting Professionals Intensive

An intensive training for Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, Service Professionals or Community Personnel working with Latinx Families
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Time & Location

Mar 27, 11:00 AM PDT – Mar 28, 3:00 PM PDT
Online Training Workshop

About the Event

In this 2-day, 8 hour training, service professionals and care providers will learn tools rooted in social justice, healing centered engagement and cultural sustenance and valuable new skills for supporting Latinx parents and children in your practice.

From the interpersonal to the systemic, there is a concern that increasing numbers of Latinx families are not receiving culturally sustaining services that take into account their specific needs and histories. This can create additional stress and evidence is mounting that when stress is high for either the child or the parent, real support and understanding is needed for both. But it’s not always easy to contextualize families while supporting them with actionable information and help in a therapeutic or childcare setting so that parents and children can thrive. 

Join us for an eight hour comprehensive training developed by Latinx Parenting, designed for therapists, social workers, early childhood educators, childcare providers, clergy, and medical professionals who serve and care about Latinx families.   This training will be a thorough discourse of the present well-being of an ever-expanding and evolving Latinx family demographic within this country: Latin American origin families. 

These include immigrant parents, first and second generation U.S. born Latinx self-identified parents, and their children. We will uncover consistent themes in the research such as intergenerational Latinx parenting practices and how these are affected by cultural values and traditional social constructs. 

Discussed will be how those values may very well be used as protective agents against acculturative stress and therein a range of social-emotional adjustment outcomes for both parents and their children. 

We will take a look at implications for therapists, teachers, family educators and other practitioners and the importance of strength-based and culturally sustaining adaptations towards Latinx self-actualization and thriving rooted in social justice and nonviolence. Participants in this workshop will come away with a holistic understanding of Latinx cultural and environmental circumstances pertaining to their unique parenting styles and intergenerational experiences and how to implement strategies with families that honor and sustain their cultural values respectfully.

There will be a review and discussion of Trauma Informed Care and Healing Centered engagement and its relevance to supporting Latinx communities in mental health and within family dynamics. An overview of historical oppression and its significance to Latinx communities will be presented including healing practices that are person-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based.

You must attend live in order to receive a certificate. Course completeion certificates will be issued at the end of the course. CEU credit availability is pending application approval. You will receive a companion workbook and all presentation materials.

Latinx Therapy is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs . Latinx Therapy maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Measurable Learning Objectives

  • Recognize 5 cultural and environmental circumstances that influence the Latinx parent’s behavior and intergenerational experiences (clinical)
  • Identify 3 core strengths in Latinx parenting practices that preserve family values and connection (clinical)
  • Discuss 2 main culturally relevant, ethical considerations for supporting Latinx parents in shifting their perspectives on child-raising (ethical)
  • Explore 3 assessment tools for assessing Latinx parenting practices in relation to abuse and child welfare allegations (clinical)

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Course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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About the Instructor

Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand is a first generation Chicana mother to three children and the founder of the organization Latinx Parenting. Formerly an early childhood teacher and behavioral coach, Leslie has worked with children and families for over 13 years. She became a Certified Parent Educator and advocate after becoming a mother and holds multiple certifications. She has a dual degree in Child Development & Family Studies as well as Family Life Education from CSULB and is also a Certified Family Life Educator per the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

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