December's CBCAP Peer Learning call invited local community-based providers that are interested in learning about helpful information and strategies for being more culturally competent in outreaching to and providing prevention services and supports to the various Latino/Hispanic populations in their state.
The first presentation is from Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS). They deal with immigrant and refugees from around the world and provide national technical assistance to organizations serving refugees and immigrants so that all newcomer children and youth can reach their potential. They have much experience with the various Latino/Hispanic populations and our guest speaker provides a brief overview of the Hispanic/Latino populations in the US, the unique strengths of the different groups identified through research and effective ways of identifying and building on their strengths such as assessments using the "Migration Framework", family strengthening models adapted to Hispanic/Latino families and working together with immigrant communities and service providers.
We also heard from CBCAP grantees in Nevada and from the Tribal Migrant Set Aside grantee, the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Washington on what they have been doing to effectively outreach to and provide prevention services and supports to the Latino/Hispanic populations in their communities.
The presenters were:
Lyn Morland, MSW, MA, Director, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee Services
CBCAP State Presenters:
Family Education Manager, East Valley Family Services,
Las Vegas, NV
Differential Response Coordinator
Washoe County, NV
Parenting Coordinator, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic