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Friday, December 6, 2013

Workshops A: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Less Is More

Presented by: Nancy Palate

This workshop will provide a better understanding of the safety of cosmetics, and will also demonstrate and offer suggestions for safer alternatives.

Objectives: 1. To describe cosmetics, the agency that regulates the industry, and how they are tested and labeled to ensure health safety. 2. To learn 3 practical ways to reduce the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals in cosmetics.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

Community, Let’s Get to Work!

Presented by: Lumarie Orozco, MA

The workshop will use the “Líderes” program curriculum; an evidence-based model that takes advantage of the skills of Latinas to share information, build community and promote healthy relationships.

Objectives: 1. To get an understanding of leadership development from the “Líderes” curriculum. 2. To participate in activities taken directly from the curriculum and to learn how to use those activities when working with members of the community.

Categories: Advocacy, Best Practices

Child Abuse

Presented by: Carolina Bojórquez Ramírez

This workshop covers a history of the laws against child abuse, the types of abuse and the symptoms shown by children, as well as how to talk to a minor when abuse is suspected and how to report it. The Promotores may present this topic when they deliver mental health sessions in the community.

Objectives: 1. To learn about the different types of child abuse, the impact of abuse in children, and the laws against abuse. 2. To learn how and when to report abuse, and how to talk to a child suspected of having been abused.

Categories: Mental health, Skill building

Next to You, Close to My Heart

Presented by: Dalia Neove Aguayo Rayas, Mary Richards Moya, MD

The importance of having a healthy pregnancy in order to achieve the best conditions for mom and baby will be discussed. A technique to improve the experience of love and closeness between mothers and babies will be presented.

Objectives: 1. 1. Provide nformation that will help Promotores empower women to have a healthy pregnancy. 2. To learn how to call attention to the practice of wearing shawls (rebozos) to foster bonding.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative Skill building

Mental Disorders and the Latino Community

Presented by: Joel Moreno, LMFT

The workshop offers an educational intervention to explain mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. The information will show that these disorders are a serious threat to our health, and will explore the reasons why Latinos do not seek help.

Objectives: 1. To learn about depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. 2. To explore the reasons why Latinos do not seek the necessary services to get mental health help.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

Succeeding through Transformation

Presented by: Martha Contreras, Marisela Rosales, Mireya Ramírez

This session was designed for people who wish to take part in a harmonious collaboration system by engaging in practices and experiences as they embrace the transformation in their lives as it relates to grief. Participants will identify adaptation mechanisms and will learn how to prioritize and diminish isolation.

Objectives: 1. To understand the adaptation mechanisms related to grief. 2. To identify strengths, diminish isolation and redirect blame.

Categories: Personal Development, Skill building

Welcome to ObamaCare

Presented by: Ana Romo, Adriana Martínez, Pedro Martínez, Rosario Moreno

This workshop will present the basic concepts and goals of health care reform and will describe new available programs, the insurance marketplace, and resources accessible to the community.

Objectives: 1. To learn about Health Reform. 2. To identify what programs are currently available. 3. To get additional information about Covered California

Categories: Advocacy, Educational/ Informative

Controlling Diabetes Is in Our Hands

Presented by: Mary Conneely

This educational intervention will focus on presenting a general view of type 2 diabetes, provide simple tools to improve metabolic health, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and complications from type 2 diabetes. Objectives: 1. To learn the causes and risk factors of type 2 diabetes. 2. To learn about the diabetes notebook. 3. To learn how diabetes affects the brain, heart, kidneys, and feet and why it is important to eliminate it.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

An Exchange Among States

A workshop for the members of the Regional Network Committees

Models of collaboration focused on the importance of sharing resources to achieve a healthy and dignified life will be shared.

Objectives: 1. Strengthen the knowledge and collaboration among the members of the regional Promotor Network committees.

Categories: Professional Development, Educational/ Informative

Workshops B: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Who Is in Charge? Why It Is Important for the Chronic Disease Patient to Advocate for His/Her Own Health

Presented by: Claudia Martínez

This workshop will focus on the topic of patient advocacy using a detailed view of the importance of patient centered health care. The focus will be placed on motivating the patient with chronic disease to take an active part in his/her self-care. To exemplify the concept, details will be shared about a pilot program designed to help persons afflicted with Parkinsons and their families to advocate for their health care.

Objectives: 1. To learn about the applications of the patient centered health care model and the direct delivery of services in the community. 2. To reflect upon the development of strategies which motivate chronic disease patients to be active participants. 3. To learn about a new campaign designed to get active participation from Parkinson’s patients in the care they receive in the hospital.

Categories: Advocacy, Best practices

Covered California; You Are Ready to Obtain Health Care Coverage! Health Care Reform Is Coming.

Presented by: Hugo Ramírez

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the federal Health Reform law passed in 2010 and the steps California has taken to comply with the federal guidelines to provide Californians with affordable health coverage.

Objectives: 1. Understand the basic principles of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who is eligible. 2. Learn about the different health plans that will be available, key dates for ACA implementation, how to apply, and who will receive assistance with monthly premiums and cost-sharing reductions. 3. Learn what Promotores can do to support educating our communities about these changes.

Categories: Advocacy, Educational/ Informative

Effective Public Speaking Strategies

Presented by: Patricia Veliz Macal, PCC, NCC

This workshop will cover advanced and effective techniques and strategies to conquer fear to be able to speak in public.

Objectives: 1.To engage in practical exercises using body language, adequate voice use, and decrease stage fright to deliver more effective presentations.

Categories: Professional Development, Skill building

Did you understand me? Or, did I make myself understood?

Presented by: Jose Arturo Palato

The session will explore language, beliefs, and suppositions to generate action based solutions to the daily challenges people face.

Objectives: 1. To become aware of the influence in managing suppositions, judgments, and beliefs in communication. 2. To identify one’s own personal style and how it relates to problem solving. 3. To practice the main features of problem solving language to empower the people we train.

Categories: Personal Development, Skill building

Using the Promotores’ Model to Raise Awareness about Mental Health

Presented by: Agnes Hajek, ACSW

This workshop will use the Promotores’ model to reach senior citizens, demonstrating how to have talks with the community to minimize the symptoms and stigma of mental health disorders in senior citizens of Afro-American, Arab, Philippine, Latino and Somali backgrounds.

Objectives: 1. To learn to communicate mental health issues with senior citizens using the EMASS model in several ethnic communities. 2. To practice adult learning models through peer education. 3. To practice how to deliver community talks in order to recognize the symptoms of mental health concerns.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

Understanding Autism: There Is Power in Knowledge

Presented by: Martha Y. Hernández

This workshop will provide information about health issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), such as nutrition, behavior problems, and pharmacological interventions. Facilitated by experts on the topic, the focus will be from the perspective of Latino parents and their journey with autism. The Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Autism Treatment Network’s website offers quality information to coordinate medical assistance for children/adolescents with autism and related disorders.

Objectives: 1. To recognize the “signs” of autism. 2. To understand the co-morbidities that frequently exist in children/ adolescents with ASD and what resources there are for families. 3. To learn about research that has contributed to improvements in provider care of ASD.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

“Conversando entre Tamales” – Talking about Women’s Health

Presented by: Lourdes Arévalo, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD

In this session participants will discuss the barriers that exist in Latino culture such as taboos, values, and others that may affect women’s health. An educational video “Conversando entre Tamales” will be shown.

Objectives: 1. To identify the barriers that exist in a culture that may effect the health of women. 2. To learn about cervical cancer, the human papilloma virus and about pap smear exams. 3. To learn about programs and resources for women.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

Learning to Use the Diabetes and Eye Health Kit

Presented by: Marcela Aguilar, Natalia Sanint

This workshop offered by the National Education Program for Eye Health is an introduction to the “Diabetes and Eye Health” kit. Participate in activities about eye complications due to diabetes and learn the importance of getting eye exams. The participants will determine what opportunities they have to use the kit in their communities. Each participant will receive a kit and other materials.

Objectives: 1. To describe the complications of diabetes on the eyes. 2. To explain the importance of getting eye exams. 3. To deliver an educational talk using the “Diabetes and Eye Health” kit.

Categories: Physical Health, Skill building

How to Find Reliable Health Information

Presented by: Yamila El-Khayat

This workshop will provide an in depth description about the health information found on the Internet. There will be demonstrations of examples of sites with reliable health information and other sites that can be very useful when working with the community.

Objectives: 1. To identify reliable health information on the Internet. 2. To learn how to use MedlinePlus.

Categories: Personal Development, Educational/ Informative

Understanding to Transform

Presented by: Dinorah Barton-Antonio

This workshop provides the opportunity to strengthen and increase knowledge about adult education principles and to REFLECT on the educational methodologies used to deliver presentations and workshops that motivate behavior change.

Objectives: 1. To reinforce and increase knowledge about adult education principles. 2. To reflect about the ways that the adult education principles may be used in workshops and presentations.  3. To complete a personal evaluation to identify one’s own learning style.

Categories: Personal Development, Best Practices

Workshops C: 4:15 – 6:15 pm

How to Influence Policy Changes

Presented by: Julissa Gómez

The workshop is designed to teach participants skills to build the community’s capacity to influence decision making. The participants will learn the value of changing policies, how to obtain and use political power to pressure those who make decisions and to use the strategies from Midwest Academy Strategy Chart.

Objectives: 1. To understand the strategy chart. 2. To apply the strategies in the participants’ efforts regarding local policies.

Categories: Advocacy, Skill Building

Identifying the Strengths of the Community

Presented by: Carmen González

The session will present a participative research process called HCAM (a community asset map). Participants will learn how to identify sites where health information can be shared with the people who need it most using the HCAM mapping process with Boyle Heights as an example.

Objectives: 1. To learn how to systematically identify and map a community’s assets.

Categories: Professional Development, Participatory Research

How to Develop Harmonious and Lasting Relationships

Presented by: Guillermo Hernández

In this workshop the participants will learn how to improve their interpersonal skills and will strengthen their abilities to create and nurture more satisfactory relationships.

Objectives: 1. To distinguish the characteristic of healthy and unhealthy relationships. 2. To identify strategies to improve interpersonal relationships.

Categories: Personal Development, Best Practices

The Impact of Grief and Loss

Presented by: Rosalinda Rangel Loza, Marisela Robles

The workshop will cover the impact of grief and loss and will teach promotores how they can present these issues in the community. At the end of the session, there will be a discussion about the importance of developing better methodologies to deal with mental health problems.

Objectives: 1. To identify the five stages of grief and loss. 2. To recognize differences in the process of experiencing grief. 3. To recognize the warning signs.

Categories: Mental health, Skill building

The Day I Became Invisible: Once an Adult, Twice a Child

Presented by: Maricarmen Puente

The workshop covers emotional strategies that a caregiver can develop to avoid physical and emotional burnout when caring for an elderly person.

Objectives: 1. To learn to provide information that helps individuals prepare to take care of an elderly person.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

Breaking the Silence: the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Latino Women

Presented by: Tania Rodríguez Camila Crespo

The participants of this workshop will learn about the history of HIV and how it affects women. There will be discussions about the taboos in the Latino community that contributed to the spread of HIV. Two videos will be shown.

Objectives: 1. To recognize risk factors in order to minimize the spread of HIV in women.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

The Impact of Sleep on Our Health

Presented by: Carolina Labarca

The impact a lack of rest has on one’s health will be covered as well as effective strategies to improve one’s rest to improve health.

Objectives: 1. Learn what pathologies are related to a lack of sleep. 2. Learn simple strategies to improve the quality of one’s sleep.

Categories: Physical health, Educational/ Informative

Training for Members of the Regional Network Committees

Presented by: Visión y Compromiso

Obtain information and tools to help strengthen the work  carried out by regional committees.

Objectives: 1. Provide tools members may use in their committees and activities that support Promoters.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Workshops A: 7:00 – 8:30 am

Optimize Your Energy Through Music Therapy

Presented by: Ausberto Cisneros

Participants will learn the sequence of warming up, exercising, cooling down and stretching after exercise, using several examples and music, to create relaxation, well-being and a significant increase in energy. Also learn intermediate relaxation elements, and exercises to strengthen the eyes.

Objectives: 1. Learn to follow a scientific sequence to warm the body, exercise without injury, and enjoy physical work routines. 2. Obtain material that will permit the participant to review structured ideas related to conducting an exercise workshop or music therapy within the community.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

Dance Therapy, a Time to Laugh and a Time to Cry

Presented by: Antolín Rodríguez, Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor

Through Dance Therapy, the holistic effects of music and songs (Music Therapy) and that of dance (Active Meditation), delves into the positive nature of a loss (losing to win) where the dancer dies to give life to the dance, and holistic health.

Objectives: 1. Communicate the importance of music, rhythmic movement and the lyrics of songs to holistic health and the holistic development of a human being. 2. Communicate the importance of maintaining a positive mental health; and a positive attitude in life (and death); to enjoy holistic health and internal peace.

Categories: Mental Health, Professional Development

Workshops B: 9:00 – 11:00 am

You Can Do It! Change Your Community

Presented by: Alicia Sander, Conchita Somoza, Cecilia Méndez

The workshop will introduce steps to get people involved in community organization and capacity building using effective advocacy strategies.

Objectives: 1. Learn how to involve individuals in identifying the needs of the community to work with leaders, to develop an action plan, and to learn how to meet the needs through community action.

Categories: Advocacy, Skill building

I Love Myself a Lot, a Little, Not at All: Self-esteem—The Key to Personal Success

Presented by: Amanda Casanova

The workshop will address the impact of high self-esteem for physical, mental, and emotional fulfillment and will provide tools that will help to elevate self-esteem.

Objectives: 1. Learn the biological, psychological, and social aspects that comprise a human being. 2. Share tools that help determine a person’s self-esteem level.

Categories: Personal Development, Educational/ Informative

Plagues and Pesticides: A Risk to Health

Presented by: Fabiola Estrada

The workshop will provide a tool kit along with information regarding safety when using pesticides and the strategies to disseminate the information.

Objectives: 1. Learn the entry points of pesticides into the body, and what to do in case of exposure, as well as the importance of reading the pesticide labels.

Categories: Environmental Health, Skill Building

Navigating Systems

Presented by: TBD

Information on how to navigate doctor’s offices, clinic and hospital systems will be provided as well as information about what policies and laws exist to protect the rights of patients in order to obtain better quality of care.

Objectives: 1. Learn how the health care delivery system works in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices. 2. Learn about the laws that exist that protect the rights of patients.

Categories: Professional Development Educational/ Informative

Immigrant Communities and HIV

Presented by: Nathaly Rubio-Torio, Diana Méndez

The session will explore a successful nontraditional model to reach immigrant communities at risk for HIV.

Objectives: 1. Practice effective lessons used when working with immigrant communities.

Categories: Professional Development, Best Practices

Getting Rid of Myths and Supporting Our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Children

Presented by: Laura Vargas

This workshop will serve to reflect on the negative impact myths have on the physical and mental health of LGBT youth and on their families, and the importance of fostering behaviors of acceptance toward them.

Objectives: 1. Review basic concepts about sexuality as well as myths. 2. Learn about the positive effects of having love and support for the LGBT community.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

The Stigma of Mental Health Issues in Indigenous Communities

Presented by: Catalina Uribe-Kling

This workshop will demonstrate effective practices to reduce the stigma of mental health issues in indigenous communities.

Objectives: 1. Discuss mental health stigma and its challenges. 2. Exchange best practices to eliminate stigma.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

Multiple Sclerosis: A General View and How it Affects the Latino Community

Presented by: Lilyana Amezcua, Mercy Willard

This workshop will address the development, symptoms and impact on the physical and mental health of the person who has Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Objectives: 1. Learn about the effects of MS based on research conducted in Latino populations. 2. Provide a tool kit to work with persons afflicted with MS.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

CHOICES: How to Choose Healthy Behaviors

Presented by: Verónica Oseguera, Silvia Corona, Sochil Plascencia The workshop will describe a prevention program to avoid pregnancy during alcohol consumption.

Objectives: 1. Reduce the risk of getting pregnant during alcohol exposure. 2. Learn to use contraception correctly.

Categories: Physical Health, Educational/ Informative

Workshops C: 1:45 – 3:45 pm

Immigration and Health Care

Presented by: Alvaro M. Huerta

This workshop will address how a person’s migratory status affects access to health care and other assistance programs in California. The new opportunities for coverage under the new health laws (Affordable Care Act) will be discussed, and if applicable, how immigration reform will change access to care for new immigrants.

Objectives: 1. Learn the basic eligibility rules for immigrants to access health care. 2. Obtain an understanding of the manner in which the state of California is going to implement the Affordable Care Act and how it is going to affect access to health care for immigrants. 3. Learn how the potential immigration reform will affect access to health care for new immigrants.

Categories: Professional Development, Educational/ Informative

Fighting for Safety and Health in the Work Place

Presented by: Deogracia Cornelio

This workshop addresses the health and safety risks of promotores in their work place, their role in health and safety promotion for all workers in the community. The session aims to highlight the elements that are in play in different settings and the strategies to gain collective and personal care.

Objectives: 1. Recognize the dangers in the work of Promotores and what they can do. 2. Identify their role in the fields of health and safety in the workplace. 3. List common work safety risks, the three basic rights of all workers, actions to adopt, and the resources that are available.

Categories: Professional Development, Educational/ Informative

Achieving Our Goals and Dreams

Presented by: Carolina Labarca

This workshop will focus on activities and exercises to help promotores identify their dreams and aspirations. Participants will work on developing the appropriate steps to achieve their dreams. There will be discussions regarding motivations and rewards related to goals.

Objectives: 1. Identify what you want for your future and how to achieve it. 2. Write at least two SMART goals about your dreams. 3. Identify the appropriate rewards upon achieving your goals.

Categories: Personal Development, Skill Building

Caring for My Mental Health: “Taking Action”

Presented by: Hugo Ramirez

This workshop will demonstrate the importance of actively participating in the well-being of one’s mental health. There will be information about the physiology and anatomy of the brain as well as practical and easy to understand ways to avoid certain actions or practices that DO NOT contribute to mental health but could push a person to fall into some type of addiction, stress situation, or even depression. Risks and problems that can be prevented will be analyzed to improve mental health and minimize stress and other situations that can be detrimental to mental health.

Objectives: 1. Learn how to replace negative and destructive behaviors with positive actions. 2. Learn basic psychological techniques based on innovative principles that will help individuals reformulate negative and depressive thoughts. 3. Learn about “Neuro Social Science” and how social interactions play a role in reorganizing the brain thereby affecting mental and physical health and behaviors.

Categories: Mental health, Educational/ Informative

Family Violence

Presented by: Elsa Barajas, Marisela Robles

This workshop will cover domestic violence information and demonstrate how promotoras can convey this mental health issue to the community. There will be general information about the topic, the types and characteristics of family violence, statistics, the depth of the problem, and the impact of family trauma on children. Information about protection measures for victims will also be provided. The last part of the session includes a brief discussion about the importance of research in developing better strategies to address these mental health problems.

Objectives: 1. Learn methods of how promotoras can deliver this topic. 2. Learn about protective measures for the victims. 3. Discuss the importance of mental health in research.

Categories: Mental health, Skill building

Learning to Care for Our Children’s Teeth

Presented by: Matilde Téllez, Danelia Casco, Violeta Sandoval, María Bulux, Guadalupe de la Peña

This workshop will share the work model carried out by CARCECENSF and the University of California at San Francisco, focused on reducing tooth decay and improving the oral health of Latino boys and girls ages 0-5.

Objectives: 1. To share the work process carried on between CARECENSF and UCSF in increasing the promotoras’ knowledge and develop their skills about the oral health field and to improve the living conditions of the Latino community in San Francisco. 2. To present the project’s model for preventing tooth decay in kids ages 0-5. 3. To make known the experience of promotoras performing this new role in the community.

Categories: Professional Development, Skill Building

A Team Is Needed to Control Asthma: The Role of Promotores

Presented by: Gloria Ortiz

This workshop is focused on skill development and will address the role that promotores can play in supporting and integrating parents into their children’s asthma treatment. The new video “Breathing is life: Controlling asthma in our children” is going to be presented as a tool to teach parents basic asthma information, the importance of working within the asthma team and to follow up on their children’s action plans.

Objectives: 1. Learn about the goals and strategies of asthma treatments and to work with parents whose children have asthma. 2. Learn the six key messages about asthma education. 3. Explore the free resources developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Categories: Physical Health, Skill Building

Why Don’t They Do What I Say? Theory and Its Use in Health Promotion

Presented by: Héctor E. Alcalá

Theories of behavior change and their use in health promotion will be covered. A brief overview of the importance theory has in the work of Promotores and how they can be used to improve the results Promotores observe, will be addressed.

Objectives: 1. Understand the importance of theory in health promotion. 2. Understand the application of theory in the work of Promotores.

Categories: Professional Development, Educational/ Informative