Substance Abuse, HIV and Related Issues for Latinos [Webinar].
2008 AIA Webinar Series.
Castro, Felipe González. Contreras, Michele.
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center.
Arizona State University.
Published: June 11 & 24, 2008
Part I, "Cultural Factors in Drug Abuse and Recovery in Latino Populations," examines the role of cultural factors in drug use initiation, progression to abuse/dependence, and recovery for U.S. Latino/ Hispanic populations. System models of etiology and drug dependence for the general population and specific to Latinos/Hispanics, are presented. Cultural adaptation of these models to improve the cultural relevance and efficacy of prevention and treatment interventions for various Latino populations are discussed, as are the role of cultural traditions as strength-based, potentially protective, factors. Part II, "Immigration, Trauma, Substance Abuse & HIV: A Family Case Study," considers how the requirement of "Good Moral Character," as outlined by USCIS, can be adversely affected by a clients' histories of trauma, HIV and/or substance abuse. Participants are introduced to USCIS's process and language and to a solution-focused model to support clients who present with high co-morbidity and are concurrently interviewing with USCIS. (Author abstract)
HIV infection; trauma; cultural competency; cultural factors; substance abuse; case studies; immigrants; latinos