Working with Latinos: Toward a Better Understanding of Evidence-Based Programs and Practice

1:00pm - April 22, 2021 thru 2:30pm - April 22, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Collaborating TTC: National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
Registration Deadline:

The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training in collaboration with the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is provided in response to a need identified by stakeholders in Region 5.

April 22, 2021
1:00–2:30 Central
2:00-3:30 Eastern

The webinar will explain important aspects of evidence-based programs (EBPs) that prevention providers should consider when selecting an EBP for use with Latino populations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different types of evidence relevant to the development, selection, and implementation of an evidence-based program
  • Understand the difference between an evidence-based program and a culturally responsive evidence-based practice
  • Understand the concepts of conceptual and practical fit of an EBP and their relationship to types of evidence
  • Identify the basic concepts and research methods underlying EBPs
  • Understand the sample-based research strategies used to develop EBPs and their relevance to cultural responsiveness
  • Appreciate how best to use registries to select EBPs and how to optimize the outcome of an EBP through the use of experiential and contextual evidence
  • Appreciate the importance of the program provider-participant relationship (the “other” research evidence) in program implementation and outcome
  • Recognize the role of politics, power, and privilege in the development and implementation of an EBP


Speaker: Luis A. Vargas, PhD

Luis VargasLuis Vargas is a clinical psychologist, a retired university faculty member, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA).  His clinical and scholarly work has focused on providing culturally responsive services to children, adolescents, and families in Latino communities.  He is co-editor (with Joan D. Koss-Chioino) of Working with Culture:  Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents and co-author (with Joan D. Koss-Chioino) of Working with Latino Youth:  Culture, Development, and Context, both published by Jossey-Bass. He is a past president of the Division of Child and Family Policy and Practice (Div. 37) of the American Psychological Association (APA), a past member of the APA Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, and a past member of the 2006 APA Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescents. 

Certificates of attendance will be available to all who attend the training in full.

Offered in partnership with the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC