Training Class Details
Class Title: Working with Spanish Speaking Families: Cultural and Language Considerations
Class Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Class Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Availability: Employees and Eligible Participants
Available spaces: 0
Class Location: Webinar - refer to the class description section for more information about how to participate.
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[ Online ], CA 94618
Class Trainers: Natalia Estassi
Class Description:

*Please Note* This training is conducted in Spanish. This is a great resource if you’re learning Spanish or are fluent. It is not necessary to be fluent and is meant as a resource in a supportive community. This training series is offered monthly on the third Wednesday from 12pm-2. If you have any questions, please email Rachael Sander at

Training Summary

Working with Latino families?  Speak fluent Spanish? This class will be perfect for you. Discussed will be general family beliefs regarding mental health and disabilities. What is acculturation and how do we best understand and help Latino families through their process? This class will explore Latino families you are working with and how to best work with them culturally competent.


Cultural sensitivity professional and personal boundaries will be reviewed.  Participants will be reminded of the importance of their own triggers and how to best have intentional interaction vs. reactions.  How do we best manage these and creating awareness for ourselves, as providers, to be truly effective in our roles. This class will be taught in Spanish.


Training Objectives


  • Review cultural values and norms of Latino families including beliefs around mental health disorders.  Explore you Latino families you are working with and better understand how to intervene in a cultural competent manner.
  • What is acculturation? Explore how to we best support and understand this. Suggestions for cross cultural collaboration and advocacy will be explored.
  • Learn to create awareness and truly being culturally sensitive and aware will be explored through group exercises exploring our own triggers and cultural lens. 
  • Explore clinical terminology in Spanish and tips for how to best engage Latino families will be reviewed.
  • Discuss the varies social, political and clinical aspects affecting Latino families and how to best work with these clinically while being culturally humble.