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Symposium, 9/20: Acculturation, Trauma, and Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Communities

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
Boston College, Corcoran Commons Heights Room
Campanella Way, Chestnut Hill, MA

Experts in the mental health field will share their experiences and research findings addressing disparities in service provision to Hispanic and Latino populations living in the United States. The focus of the event is to recognize and address the intersection between acculturation, trauma and mental health among Hispanic and Latino populations. After this event, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the main cultural idioms of distress and values within Hispanic and Latino communities that may influence help-seeking behaviors and engagement in mental health services.
  • Address the intersection between trauma experiences and acculturation among Hispanic and Latino populations.
  • Describe trauma-informed mental health services and their implications for Hispanic and Latino cultures.

Presented by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.  Cosponsored by Boston University School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health, Community Services Institute, and Boston College School of Social Work’s Latinx Leadership Initiative.

6 free social work CEUs available for LCSW and LICSW.

Download the agenda.


Guests will have access to visitor parking at any of the garages on campus.  The Commonwealth Garage is the closest.  View parking rates and regulations. 

Lunch  There are several lunch options:  There are three cafeterias on campus that are easily accessible. There are two cafeterias at the site of the event: Addie’s and  Lower Live.  There is also Hillside, which is a short walk across campus, next to the bookstore.

Off-campus restaurants that are walking distance include: