Mark your calendars for these trainings at The Holistic Cultural and
Wellness Education Center (located at 4867 E Kings Canyon Rd, Fresno,
California 93727), especially if you’re considering careers in mental
health, social work, social services, or health care:

*1. Cross Cultural Workshop: Maternal Mortality for Black Women,
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2-4 pm.*

*2. Mental Health Training Session: Delivery of Mental Health Services to
Latino-Spanish Speaking Clients, Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1-4 pm.*

See below for details.

Cross Cultural Workshop: Maternal Mortality for Black Women
14:00 – 16:00

This Month we’re proud to present:
«Maternal Mortality for Black Women»
A Cross Cultural Discussion Facilitated By: Black Infant Health
Please consider joining us!

Cross Cultural Workshops:

Cross Cultural Workshops are designed to enrich each participant’s
awareness and understanding of other cultures. While the goal for this
series is to act as a bridge between service providers and community these
sessions also help to foster opportunities for learning culturally relevant
information while providing authentic learning experiences.

Cross Cultural Workshops are unique in that they encompass various elements
and each session is vastly different from the previous session.

Origin stories, handmade artifacts, textiles, traditional games, music and
food are just a few of the elements that help to elevate this learning

Black Infant Health:
Since 1991, the Fresno County Department of Public Health’s Black Infant
Health (BIH) Program, one of 17 BIH programs in California, has worked to
decrease the infant mortality rate in our African-American community.
Infant mortality refers to the death of infants before their first
birthday. It is expressed as a rate by the number of infant deaths per
1,000 live births in the same year. African Americans have more than three
times the infant mortality rate as non-Hispanic whites in Fresno County.
The goal of BIH is to help increase your chances of having a healthy
pregnancy and your baby’s chances for a healthy start in life.

Mental Health Training Session
13:00 – 16:00

Delivery of Mental Health Services to Latino-Spanish Speaking Clients:
Mental Health Training Session w/ Dr. Migdalia Reyes.

The trainings will offer information on delivering mental health services
to Latinos with an emphasis on terminology in Spanish and the development
of cultural awareness.

The training will be conducted in Spanish. It will utilize lectures by the
instructor and discussions on readings and case studies as
teaching/learning tools. Participants will be expected to critically
analyze information that is presented/discussed, be prepared to discuss
readings, and share experiences and insights on cases from their own
professional knowledge and expertise.

Upon completion participants will:
• Understand the role of history, language and culture of specific Latino
client systems.
• Enhance linguistics skills in order to adequately communicate with
Spanish-speaking clients. This includes learning Spanish terminology used
in social work and mental health.
• Develop and/or enhance cultural skills in order to deliver effective
services to mono-cultural and monolingual Latino families and children.

Dr. Migdalia Reyes has taught graduate and under graduate level social work
since 1980. Prior to arriving at San José State University in 1994, she was
a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Among
the practice courses she has created and teaches, is a Spanish for social
workers practice course that offers advanced-level Spanish-speaking
students at SJSU the opportunity to build/enhance their social work
knowledge and practice skills working with Latino populations. Dr. Reyes is
also the chair of the Spanish Counseling Credential for SJSU School of
Social Work, and an examiner for the California Department of Mental Health
(Spanish Level II). Her professional and community activities include: a
small clinical practice at Gardner Family Care Corporation (Centro de
Bienestar), where she delivered mental health services, primarily to
Latinos/as, and research, training and consultation with a number of
agencies, including the Department of Mental Health, Department of Alcohol
and Drug Services, and Sta. Clara County Department of Family and Children