Effects of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Older Hispanic Adults Webinar
This webinar will provide information on the current landscape of mental health among older Hispanic/Latinx adults and the effects COVID-19 is having on this population. The presenters will discuss risk factors for mental illness among older Hispanic/Latinx adults, barriers to care, and cultural considerations for working with this diverse population. The webinar will review different outreach methods, share best practices, and provide resources for addressing social isolation and mental health.
March 23, 2021 – 11am-12:30pm PT / 12-1:30pm MT / 1-2:30pm CT / 2-3:00pm ET
Born in Ponce Puerto Rico and raised in The South Bronx, Dr. Torres is currently the President of R.A.I.N. TOTAL CARE, INC. R.A.I.N. Services include 20 programs of which 13 are Full-Service Senior Centers, Home Delivered Meals, Home Care Services serving Homebound Persons of all ages, Integrated Care Coordination, Housing, Case Management, Advocacy, Support Groups for the Elderly and their Caregivers, Alzheimer’s initiatives, Transportation and Intergenerational programs.
Dr. Torres secured his Masters in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work @ Hunter College, and his Doctorate in Behavioral Psychology with a focus on environmental design for Latinos and Alzheimer’s. He has been in the field of Healthcare for 30 years in mental health, senior care, academia, government, and administration. Dr. Torres serves on the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council, provides lectures on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and related disparities.
Mental Health Needs of MSAW Populations Learning Collaborative (LC)
MHP Salud is hosting a “Mental Health Needs of MSAW Populations Learning Collaborative (LC),” consisting of four virtual sessions that are focused on the current and future landscape of mental health among migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAW). This LC is designed for Health Centers, community health workers (CHWs), and other enabling service staff who interact with the MSAW community.