RECORDED WEBINAR - Building the Latinx Prevention Workforce (HHS Region 1)

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Link to view the recorded webinar (recorded on February 16, 2021).

No continuing education is available. 


There are many destabilizing aspects of social adaptation in the United States for Latinos including discovering their career path.   Prevention is not a very well known field in the Hispanic/Latino community although many protective factors used in prevention are inherent to the Latino family.  The journey toward building the Latinx Prevention Workforce must pay careful attention to issues of ethnic and cultural sensitivity and overall cultural competence. We know that culture and language pose significant barriers to providing the appropriate workforce for some populations.


This webinar will examine the challenges and opportunities to build a Latinx prevention workforce.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the Latinx Community
  2. Understand Language as a barrier and as a benefit
  3. Discuss workforce Issues affecting Latinx individuals
  4. Define workforce challenges and barriers
  5. Provide Actionable Solutions


About the Presenter:

Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC is the Project Director for the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Both SAMHSA funded centers are housed at the National Latino Behavioral Health Association ( located in New Mexico. With over 30 years of experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health treatment and prevention, Dr. Mancini is one of the most sought after national and international consultants and speakers on mental health and addiction, his areas of expertise is immigrant behavioral health and health disparities. Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s first Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing cultural and linguistically appropriate prevention, intervention and clinical services in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


El Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC es el Director del Centro Hispano Latino de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica en Adicción (NHL-ATTC) y del Centro Hispano Latino de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica en Prevención (NHL-PTTC). Ambos centros financiados por la agencia federal SAMHSA son parte de La Asociación Nacional Latina de Salud Mental y Adicciones (NLBHA por sus siglas en inglés ubicada en Nuevo México. Con más de 30 años de experiencia en el campo de tratamiento y prevención de la adicción y la salud mental con sensibilidad cultural y lingüísticamente apropiadas, el Doctor Mancini es uno de los consultores y oradores nacionales e internacionales más solicitados. Sus áreas de especialización son la salud mental del inmigrante y las disparidades de salud. El Doctor Mancini fundó el primer programa de salud mental y adicciones para latinos en el estado de Georgia en el año 1999 para brindar servicios de prevención, intervención y servicios clínicos en inglés, español y portugués.

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