Community Health Work Program that Focuses on Mental Health
Promotora is an 8 week program that meets once a week for an hour long to discuss mental health stigmas, diagnosis, and cultural implications.
Topics that will be presented and discussed will be:
- De-stigmatizing mental health and accessing support and services: understanding stigma around mental health; information on daily stressors, mind-body connection, self-care as prevention and healing
- Mindfulness and Self-regulation: Understanding stress/trauma responses and accessing strategies for regulation and co-regulation; everyday awareness of self
- Psychoeducational information on mental health: Information on anxiety, depression, grief; connection to resources to access mental health services
This free 8-week course is hybrid (both online and in-person). The ideal candidate for this program is for Latine women looking to empower themselves and learn life-changing resources to bring back to their communities.
The Promotora program aims to demystify mental health and make it a common place topic discussed openly and honestly in everyday conversations.
This program will:
- Cultivate skills to facilitate community conversations
- Provide culturally affirming mental and physical health information
- Make support and mental health services accessible, and
- Increase community engagement
Graduates of the program will be supported to offer their own community conversations if they choose.
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