Community Health Worker

Trainings & Ongoing Support

 

 

Cuidar la Mente es Cuidar la Vida

ALMA’s Cuidar La Mente Es Cuidar La Vida training builds upon the work done by Community Health Workers (CHWs), the front line of support for many Spanish-speaking Latinx communities. CHWs are positioned to help overcome barriers to mental health access for Latinx people – stigma around mental health needs, not enough Spanish-speaking providers, lack of insurance and cost, and fear of how services might impact documentation status.

By bolstering the ability of their support networks to address mental wellbeing and to be connectors to professional services when those are needed, ALMA helps reduce the number of Latinx community members with unmet mental health needs.

Community Health Workers, Peer Support Specialists, Family and Youth Navigators as well as other engaged community volunteers are the target audience for this training. These trainings can be offered as a one or two day training or as a series of four 3-hour trainings. Trainings are primarily facilitated in Spanish. The core elements of these trainings include:

 

  • Community Resiliency Model (CRM)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Mental Health 101
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Pláticas Prácticas

What are Pláticas Prácticas? 

  • 30 minutes of training on a topic that has been identified as relevant to the mental well-being of the Latinx community
  • 30 minutes for a case study or to practice using the models learned during the training

Why and for whom?

  • We want to provide ongoing support in recognition of all the work that Health Promoters do in our community.
  • We want to create a space for people to learn, hear from each other, and build community.
  • Anyone working to improve the mental health of the Latinx community is invited to join.

 

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