Highlights from National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month

The Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs highlighted Latino mental health in partnership with the DC Office of Latino Affairs, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The National Latina/o Psychological Association

In recognition of National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2012), the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) partnered with the Washington D.C. Office of Latino Affairs, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The National Latina/o Psychological Association to raise awareness concerning mental health and treatment considerations among Latino populations, with special attention given to Hispanic-Latino women. On Sept. 28, 2012, OEMA in collaboration with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology presented renowned scholar and psychologist Dr. Patricia Arredondo, who discussed issues concerning contemporary Latino immigrant families. The talk, which was very well attended, was held from 3 - 5 p.m. at Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington D.C. Campus and included a special introduction of Dr. Arredondo by APA Past President, Dr. Melba Vasquez, with additional remarks by APA CEO, Dr. Norman Anderson and OEMA Senior Director, Dr. Tiffany Townsend.

In addition on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OEMA, in partnership with the Washington D.C. Office on Latino Affairs, sponsored a workshop on depression awareness for Latino women led by Dr. Giselle Hass, held at the Office of Latino Affairs in Washington, D.C.