Talking about Grief and COVID-19 in the Hispanic and Latin Community: Life Experiences and Therapeutic Strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (This webinar will be in Portuguese)
Title: Conversando sobre Luto e COVID-19 na Comunidade Hispânica e Latina: Experiências de vida e Estratégias da Terapia de Aceitação e Compromisso (This webinar will be in Portuguese: Talking about Grief and COVID-19 in the Hispanic and Latin Community: Life Experiences and Therapeutic Strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
*** Please note: this live event will be held entirely in Portuguese. We will translate and re-record the event, so that information is also available in Spanish and English.
Description: Since the beginning of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, we have collectively suffered drastic changes in our daily lives. We also have to deal with many individual losses including the illness or death of loved ones, friends or acquaintances and many new concerns such as our physical and mental health, uncertainties about the future, how to help ourselves, our relatives and friends bereaved, and how to feel safe again while maintaining hope and social responsibility.
Considering that Familism is one of the strongest values and an important protective factor for the Hispanic and Latino community, this collective experience of grief, loss, and amplified homesickness, puts the physical and mental health well-being of our communities at risk.
This webinar is an opportunity to open a safe space to validate our feelings and to reflect on how to experience the grieving process in the best possible way.
We will be sharing stories of lived experiences, discussing how to deal with the new adjustments of the post-vaccination period, differences of opinion, substance abuse prevention and acceptance and commitment therapy strategies on how to navigate the grief processes maintaining a life that is meaningful to us.
- Describe the grieving process, individual and collective losses and its implications in the context of the pandemic.
- Discuss the new idea of normality in the post-vaccination period, preparation for returning to face-to-face activities and CDC recommendations; considerations of cultural values related to family and social life and living with divergent perspectives and expectations for the current moment.
- Review information and data on Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the context of the pandemic and prevention strategies with a focus on self-care and grief management
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Strategies in the process of experiencing grief
About the presenter
Fabricia Prado, LCSW
Fabricia Prado is a Trilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) (English/Spanish. Portuguese) in the state of Georgia. She obtained her master's degree in social work from Kennesaw State University and completed her master’s degrees in Psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, PUC-GO, Brazil She has been working with the Latino community in Georgia since the beginning of her graduate program in 2010, she has served in a variety of fields, including managing an Online Therapy program funded by the US Department of Mental Health Services Administration and Abuse of Mental Health Substances (SAMHSA) prioritizing Latinos in rural and underserved areas of Georgia to provide treatment for people suffering from substance use disorders and mental health.
Fabricia has obtained her certification as an ACE Interface Master Trainer through the National Hispanic and Latino PTTC and is working to increase community awareness of the prevalence of ACEs and its public health impact utilizing evidence-based approaches for building resiliency in the Hispanic and Latino organizations and communities.
Fabricia obtained specialized training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focused on trauma and Desensitization and Reprocessing through Eye Movements (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) among others. Currently, Fabricia works in a private practice and has been working with the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) and the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology (ATTC) on their cultural and language efforts to expand training resources and conferences to offer presentations and translations into Portuguese.