Working with Hispanic/Latino Older Adults (5 CE)
Course Level: Beginner
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: This publication was produced by The CDM Group, Inc., with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Christina Currier served as the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Government Project Officer.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course provides an overview on how to incorporate appropriate cultural elements into providers’ treatment strategies for Hispanic/Latino clients. This course focuses specifically on research and approaches related to Hispanic/Latino adults and older adults.
- Define the concepts of acculturation and assimilation
- Describe the Hispanic/Latino cultural beliefs around drinking and substance use
- Describe the Hispanic/Latino cultural beliefs around illnesses
- Explain the most culturally competent treatment approaches to use with Hispanic/Latino adults and older adults
- List Hispanic/Latino culturally protective factors
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.