Reaching Out and Serving the Latino Community

Thursday, April 21, 2016: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
National Harbor 5 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Patti Anewalt, PhD, LPC, FT, CRC, Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, PA and Deborah Gonzalez, MSW, Hospice & Community Care’s Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center, Mount Joy, PA
Do you know that Latinos are the largest ethnic minority in the United States? Yet the community is misunderstood and underserved by many areas relevant to the field of thanatology such as hospitals, hospices and the funeral industry. This session will outline key considerations to understand the Latino culture and describe one agency’s experience in serving Latinos who are bereaved. Participants will come away with strategies and ideas on how to connect with Latinos in their own communities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss why one must understand the culture to serve bereaved Latinos
2. Describe key considerations and recommendations for reaching out to the Latino community
3. Identify strategies and activities for building partnerships with the Latino community

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker