OEMA National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Activities
In recognition of National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, 2012), the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA) partnered with the Washington, D.C. Office of Latino Affairs, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and The National Latina/o Psychological Association to raise awareness concerning mental health and treatment considerations among Latino populations with special attention given to Hispanic-Latina women.
Talk on Latino Immigrant Families
On Sept. 28, 2012, OEMA, in collaboration with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology presented renowned scholar and psychologist, Patricia Arredondo, EdD, who discussed issues concerning contemporary Latino immigrant families. The talk, which was very well attended, was held from 3 - 5 p.m. at the main campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C.. The event included a special introduction of Dr. Arredondo by APA Past President, Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, and additional remarks by APA CEO, Norman B. Anderson, PhD, and OEMA Senior Director, Tiffany G. Townsend, PhD.
Depression Awareness for Latino Women
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. OEMA, in partnership with the Washington, D.C. Office on Latino Affairs, sponsored a workshop on depression awareness for Latino women led by Giselle Hass, PsyD, which was held at the Office of Latino Affairs, 2000 14th St, NW, Washington, D.C. 2009.