Social Determinants of Latine and Black Mental Health

Workshop Series


Familism in Latine and Black Communities Workshop

Significant attention to family obligation can often be seen in Latino/x culture due to Familism. This obligation includes a high level of respect and social emotional support undertaken across generations. In this session, we will consider the impact of familism by exploring the harmful and beneficial experiences connected to these values.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have

  • Defined Familism in the context of Latino/x culture
  • Explored the advantages and disadvantages of upholding Familism values
  • Considered the mental health effects of balancing family values in the individualist culture of the U.S. versus the collectivist culture in Latin America

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