The institute will incorporate actions on seven foundational areas that aligned with the Antiochian vision:
Encourage recruitment and retention of Latinx students and faculty and create space for them at Antioch. Promote initiatives to decrease mental health stigma and encourage help-seeking behaviors among Latinx individuals.
Promote collaboration on Latinx-related research initiatives and help disseminate that information as well as create opportunities for recognition of faculty, students, and partners’ work.
Offering a Latinx Mental Health Counseling Certificate, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Latinx Mental Health, and an online elective course introductory to working with the Latinx community.
Telehealth clinic, volunteer services, and education, training, and mentorship opportunities for partner organizations.
For students: Support interest in applying for the CES program through a newly-created Latinx student group.
For faculty: Become culturally responsive clinical supervisors, and learn how to teach Latinx students.
For community partnerships: Promote a sense of community and support based on needs assessment and available resources.
Promote and create cultural immersion
opportunities both locally and globally and create a knowledge exchange with Spanish-speaking countries through existing relationships with Latin American countries (Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras) while working to develop new partnerships.
Continuing education, webinars, Spanish Language workshops, and Latinx Symposium (English and Spanish options).