Guardiola, Louis; Petra, Megan M; Ordonez-Vazquez, Arturo
With the growing US Latino population, non-Latino professionals must become culturally competent in order to effectively and ethically work with Latino clients. This panel session will address barriers to effective work with Latinos; the importance of language, culture, and worldview; ethical dilemmas; and best practices and evidence-based interventions for work with the Latino community. Panelists include a Latino clinician/community leader, a non-Latino addictions researcher, a Latino manager of treatment services, and a Latino social work student. They will provide insight and narratives based on their own ethnic and cultural perspectives, and their work with the Latino community.