The Bureau of Student Wellness, with funding support by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, will host a webinar on Thursday, September 27 at 2 pm that will highlight valuable models of culturally informed violence prevention, physical, and mental health programming for young Latinos.
This work is also part of a UnidosUS and American Hospital Association alliance, whose aim is to will host a series of webinars highlighting program work and best practices on trauma informed programming within the Bureau’s Affiliate network. For their first installment, they will highlight the UnidosUS Men of Action program and the importance of cohort-based violence prevention efforts in select Latino communities and health systems.
During the September 27 webinar, UnidosUS Affiliate Latino Network in Portland OR will share about their local violence prevention efforts and utilization of the Men of Action program for young men. Latino Network, in partnership with the Multnomah County Department of Juvenile Justice, runs the Community Healing Initiative and Early Intervention Community Healing Initiative to prevent and reduce youth violence, decrease rates of juvenile justice involvement, and increase community safety.
The CHI and Early Intervention programs leverage community resources, strengths-based approaches, and wrap-around services, including mental health therapy and health care advocacy. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, a key priority of the OMH and the National Partnership for Action (NPA) to End Health Disparities is to educate youth and emerging leaders about health disparities and social determinants of health so that they become champions for health equity.
Register for the webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4924892194881216515