Aiming to improve the academic achievement and well-being of Latinx Antioch students in mental health programs, recruit and sustain Latinx students, faculty, and staff, create and empower the Latinx community within Antioch University, and encourage its students, faculty, and community partners to be active members of their Latinx community, obtain on-campus leadership roles, and embrace Latin America’s rich culture and history.
We partner with community stakeholders to promote evidence-based social justice-focused service, education, training, mentorship, and research that promote meaningful and sustainable improvements in health in culturally responsive ways.
The Latinx Mental Health Institute provides leadership for community-engaged research and service through capacity building and authentic partnerships with community stakeholders to promote impactful improvements in the health and well-being of Latinx communities in Washington, California, and North Carolina state, regionally, and nationally.
We will bring about sustainable changes in health through innovative community-engaged research, service, mentorship, and training opportunities for students and faculty, drawing upon the multidisciplinary scholarship from the Antioch University campuses nationwide.
Building on and deepening our community partnerships and the university’s expertise in behavioral health, the Latinx Mental Health Institute creates a rich environment for nurturing the next generation of leaders who will respond to current and emerging health and behavioral health issues facing their communities. All efforts are based on principles of social justice, human rights, and inclusion respective to intersections of one’s cultural Latinx narrative.
Keynote: Sociopolitical Development for Latinx Communities, presented by Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado. Through this session, participants will learn about sociopolitical development and interventions counselors can implement with clients to facilitate the development of critical reflection skills, sociopolitical efficacy, and activism.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Latinx Mental Health and Social Justice Symposium on September 27th and 28th, 2023.
We will discuss various health factors that play a role in the building blocks for health and wellness—highlighting the importance of the pillars of health and their relationship to developing vitality/resilience to combat the common health concerns that are targeting the Latinx community.
This spring, we had the pleasure of having an in-depth conversation with Dr. Kierstin Dewitt titled “The Stress We Carry: Identifying and Navigating Latinx Factors of Stress and Their Impact on Health Outcomes.”
Latinx LGBTQ+ individuals have to navigate a complex set of cultural identities, which
requires counselors of this population to be proficient in a range of multicultural and social
justice competencies. The intersection between Latinx and LGBTQ+ identities is complex, with
many factors to consider. Latinx Americans are a diverse group of people with heritage coming
from many different countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, Central and South
America. (Sager et al., 2001).
We are honored to announce this year’s Keynote speaker Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado his presentation will take place on September 28, 2023, at 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST.