Hispanic Institute to host mental health conference

The Hispanic Institute at Hodges University will host a conference titled “Area Resources: Reaching underserved populations with compromised mental status in the areas of Alzheimer Disease, drug/alcohol use and misuse, depression and anxiety” on Friday, October 26th at Hodges University’s Fort Myers campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The conference is geared to raise awareness of the current mental health and socio-economic challenges and opportunities in working with the underserved populations in local communities. During the conference, attendees will discuss the latest findings of collaborative research conducted by Hodges University faculty and the Institute, in order to relate the results to the participants own practice base.

Participants will be able to identify gaps in culturally competent services in key areas and understand the impact socio-economic status has on this issue. They will also identify and choose local key resources that will help surmount the barriers to services.

The event is directed at local drug and alcohol counselors, social workers, mental health counselors, agency administrators, students, faculty, physicians, health and human service providers, policy makers and caregivers.

For more information or to register, please contact the Hispanic Institute at (239) 938-7793.

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