Category: Child / Adolescent - Anxiety

Symposium

Symposium 5 - Cultural Considerations in Context: Working With Latino Youth With Internalizing Disorders

Friday, November 17
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Sapphire 410, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Child Anxiety | Child Depression | Race / Ethnicity
Presentation Type: Symposium

The Hispanic-Latino population has become the largest minority group in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010), and is expected to continue to grow. According to the 2010 census, the Hispanic population accounted for over half of the total population increase between 2000 and 2010. The growing diversity of the U.S. population across the past several decades has prompted focused evaluations of culture and its significance in mental health services. This symposium will examine the dynamic interplay between cultural and contextual factors, and considerations related to the provision of mental health services for Hispanic youth.


 


Speakers will present breaking empirical work examining contextual and cultural factors that can influence the assessment and treatment of internalizing disorders in children.  First, Dr. Furr will present data examining associations between multilingualism and anxiety in a mixed ethnic sample of treatment-seeking children with selective mutism.  Second, Colon-Quintana and collaborator Dr. Polo will present data evaluating the relationship between language proficiency and depression in a community sample of dual language Latino adolescents.  Third, Rapp and collaborator Dr. Chavira will present findings from rural communities examining cultural values of individualism and collectivism and how cultural orientation is related to internalizing symptoms in a sample of Latino youth. Fourth, Dr. Gudiño will present a mixed-methods study looking at how caregivers and clinicians recognize need in Latino children, highlighting the under-recognition of internalizing problems, especially in contrast to externalizing problems. Finally, Dr. Holly will present an overview of streamlined exposure-based cognitive and behavior therapy with social skills training for Latino youth, as well as findings from a hybrid-1 effectiveness-implementation RCT evaluating whether ethnicity moderates program effects.  Dr. Denise Chavira will serve as the Discussant, and will consider these findings within the context of future directions in the study of Latino mental health. Particular attention will be placed on considering the complexity of culture and context in the assessment and treatment of Latino youth. 

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Cristina T. del Busto

Postdoctoral Fellow
Florida International University

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Jami Furr

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, MINT Program
Florida International University Center for Children and Families

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Jami Furr

Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, MINT Program
Florida International University Center for Children and Families

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Nicole Colón-Quintana

DePaul University

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Amy Rapp

Doctoral Student
UCLA

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Omar Gudino

University of Denver

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Lindsay E. Holly

Postdoctoral Associate
Boston University

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