Latino Behavioral Health Conference 2010 “Transitions and Growth: Empowering the Latino Community” Morning Sessions A8 Intergenerational Considerations in Working with Latinas Presenter: Patricia Perez, LCPC, CADC, Great Prairie Services In this workshop, the term Latino/a will be reviewed to highlight the various cultural backgrounds that may impact the behavioral health stability and manifest mental illness. The evolution of the Latina identity, through the process of acculturation, assimilation and preservation, will be explored to identify intergenerational issues that may be encountered while providing behavioral health services. The behavioral health needs of Latinas at various stages in the lifespan will be discussed to identify special accommodations in behavioral health interventions.
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