National Hispanic Heritage Month Part I: Unpacking What It Means to Work with Latinx Clients and their Families
“One size does not fit all: The Latinx community is as diverse as any other community in our country.” This two-part booklet was developed to honor the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect moment to discuss and highlight issues and challenges that agencies, organizations, and mental health providers face regarding Latino clients’ mental health services. This booklet is intended to be a culturally appropriate resource for diverse mental health professionals serving Latinx clients. Part I: Unpacking What It Means to Work with Latinx Clients and their Families, explains some of the significant differences that are fundamental to take into consideration during treatment delivery in the remarkably diverse Latinx community. Recommendations to increase health equities and to combat stigma about mental health conditions and treatment are provided.