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Speaker Series: Promoting Behavioral and Mental Health in Hispanic Youth: The Familias Unidas Research Program

This is a past event.

Friday, February 21 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

AHC1 - Academic Health Center 1, 110
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Academic Health Center 1, Miami, Florida 33199

Promoting Behavioral and Mental Health in Hispanic Youth: The Familias Unidas Research Program

Speaker: Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D.

Dr. Guillermo "Willy" Prado is Dean of the Graduate School; Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, Psychology, and Nursing and Health Studies; and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the University of Miami. His research broadly focuses on the development and evaluation of parenting interventions for Hispanic youth and their families and has been recognized by organizations such as the Society for Prevention Research, Society for Research on Adolescence, and the National Hispanic Science Network. Prado is currently the Director of the NIH funded UM-FIU Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities; the President of the Society for Prevention Research; a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the United States; and a Board Member of Research!America, the country’s largest not-for-profit public education and advocacy alliance committed to making research to improve health a higher national priority.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe elements of ecodevelopmental theory
  • List the stages of research and phases of dissemination and implementation
  • Discuss the key findings of the Familias Unidas intervention and other similar parenting interventions

About the Speaker Series:

The Speaker Series presentations are designed to provide health and mental health professionals, educators, and students with current strategies for understanding, identifying, and treating children and adolescents with mental health problems.

All sessions are free and provide continuing education credits for mental health professionals.

The Speaker Series provides continuing education credits through: 

  • The American Psychological Association
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • The FIU Counselor Education Program, which is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and a co-sponsor of the CCF presentations.
  • The National Association of School Psychologists
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling; Florida Board of Psychology and Florida Office of School Psychology. 
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