2016 Workshops

Friday, October 28

  • Workshops A: 12:45PM–2:45PM

    The Healthy Media Diet: Balancing the Use of Media and Technology
    Maria Alvarez
    Objective 1: Learn three ways to establish a healthy media diet.
    Objective 2: Explore five tips for online safety.
    Objective 3: Identify ideas for families to use screens/devices together.

    Managing the Effects of Secondary Trauma: Working with the Witness
    Amy Muratalla
    Objective 1: Define what Secondary Trauma (Witness Trauma) is and its physical and emotional effects on the witness to a traumatic event.
    Objective 2: Discuss how to help a person who has witnessed a traumatic event manage their anxiety and emotions produced by the event.
    Objective 3: Describe the process of supporting a person with information about self-help and intervention.

    Working Together To Reduce the Incidence of C-sections in California
    Jill Arnold
    Objective 1: Explain the scope of the problem of C-section overuse in California and beyond.
    Objective 2: Learn five risks associated with unnecessary C-sections.
    Objective 3: State a) how new moms can choose a hospital and b) specific words that pregnant women can use to advocate for themselves in medical settings.

    Staying Healthy, Your Kidneys and You!
    Franco Reyna
    Objective 1: Identify risk factors for kidney disease.
    Objective 2: Identify two main causes of kidney disease.
    Objective 3: Identify three new resources for their educational efforts.

    Building Research Integrity and Capacity Among Promotores/CHWs
    Araceli López-Arenas, PhD, MPH and Camille Nebeker, EdD
    Objective 1: Describe their role as Research promotores/CHWs and describe key research terminology.
    Objective 2: Distinguish the difference between a service project vs. a research project and describe how their role differs between both types of projects.
    Objective 3: Engage in research skill building activities and apply concepts learned to case scenario situations, including E.T.I.C.A.

    For My Own Sake, ME, My Advocate
    Patricia Rizo and Deogracia Cornelio
    Objective 1: Cite official definitions of violence in the workplace as a danger, and analyze their experiences as they correspond to the definition.
    Objective 2: Identify risk factors related to workplace violence and its negative effects on health.
    Objective 3: Discuss strategies to self-advocate on an individual and collective level.
    Objective 4: Gain legal and educational resources that will support their self-care and self-advocacy efforts.

    Weaving Words, Creating Stories…
    Guillermo Hernandez
    Objective 1:  Discuss the impact of the spoken word.
    Objective 2: Explore the power of each word you say.
    Objective 3: Describe how our words are like a movie screen that reveals our attitudes and what we have been thinking.

    The Legislative Process and the Importance of Community Participation
    Claudia Estrada Powell
    Participants will learn about the governmental process in which a Bill is considered and becomes a law, a process that is commonly referred to as the legislative process.
    Objective 1: Learn about the legislative process in California.
    Objective 2: Learn what is a proposal and the steps it takes to create a proposal.
    Objective 3: Discuss how to involve the community in activities that support the passage of a proposal into a law.

    Growing Healthy, Living Well: Supporting The Healthy Nutrition of Children in Rural Areas
    Gladys Edith Ramírez Garcia and Angelica Lucia
    Objective 1: Learn how to organize groups for the promotion and monitoring of rural community growth.
    Objective 2: Become familiar with the methodology utilized by the PMC teams in the nutritional surveillance of indigenous children in Guatemala.
    Objective 3: Become familiar with the use of tools used by the PMC groups regarding nutritional surveillance.
    Objective 4: Discuss the application of the lessons learned to the participants’ communities.

    Dealing with Disparities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Developmental Delays
    Marisela Robles
    Objective 1: Describe ways to increase your abilities as promotores to develop greater empathy toward families of children with disabilities.
    Objective 2: Define the stages of development and give examples of the physical, emotional, and social stages typical of early development at a child’s age.
    Objective 3: Describe in basic terms autism and autism’s red flags.
    Objective 4: Identify and explore the skills necessary to communicate effectively with service providers.

  • Workshops B: 3:05PM–5:05PM

    The Benefits of Cooperativism for Female Entrepreneurs Like You
    Claudia Arroyo and Anahí Rojas
    Objective 1: Learn the basic concepts of the world of Cooperativism and its impact on the local economies of our community.
    Objective 2:  Learn about creating models for a just economy to bring prosperity to our communities.
    Objective 3:  Learn the basics of starting worker-owner cooperatives, whether they themselves are the founders or simply promote this economic model in the communities they serve.

    Creating Loving and Supportive Spaces at Home, at School and at Work for Transgendered Youth
    Laura Vargas
    Objective 1: Learn about gender identity, the transition process of transgender individuals, and the discrimination they face.
    Objective 2: Learn tips to create loving spaces and support for transgender youth at the home, school, and work, and about the laws that protect them in California.
    Objective 3: Learn about the results of an educational promotora program that encourages the families’ acceptance of LGBT persons in the Latino community.

    Personal Transformation: Overcoming the Effects of Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
    Jose Arturo Palato
    Objective 1: Discuss the consequences of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse on a person.
    Objective 2: Discuss the importance of Forgiveness to learn about abuse and how to overcome it.
    Objective 3: Identify the distinction between being a victim vs. being responsible for one’s own personal transformation.

    Tools for the Holistic Development of the Promotor
    Hugo Ramirez
    Objective 1: Analyze self-care and its relationship to holistic health and our performance as promotores.
    Objective 2: Learn how to prepare to enter the workforce, from preparing for an interview, technical skills and the necessary attitudes for a promotor to possess.
    Objective 3: Analyze through music (boleros) how feelings and emotions affect our behavior and our state of mind.

    Our Power. Our Voice
    Patricia Veliz Macal, Carla Osorio and Amanda Macal
    Objective 1: Promotores will learn that working inter-generationally can be a tool to create a stronger society.
    Objective 2: Promotores will discuss the perspective of immigrant Latino women in the US.
    Objective 3: Promotores will be inspired as they tell their own stories with the goal of enriching their community

    Educating Our Community About Glaucoma to Prevent Blindness and Loss of Vision
    Marcela Aguilar and Ana Toro
    Objective 1: Learn what Glaucoma is and how it affects vision.
    Objective 2: Learn about the importance of the eye exam with dilated pupils.
    Objective 3: Learn how to use the “Keeping Our Eyes Safe from Glaucoma” toolkit to educate their community.

    The Role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) In Diabetes Prevention and Management: Building Relationships and Connections with Federal and State Government
    Betsy Rodríguez MSN, CDE
    Objective 1: Discuss the roles of CHWs/promotores de salud in diabetes prevention and management.
    Objective 2: Define the role of CHWs in promoting and delivering Diabetes Self Management Education and diabetes prevention programs.
    Objective 3: Analyze how CHWs can build relationships with state health departments and the CDC on diabetes education and prevention.

    Our Voice in Action
    Dinorah Martinez and Karina Garcia
    Objective 1: Describe core aspects of reproductive health, rights and justice.
    Objective 2: Identify and dispel 1-2 myths about Latina sexuality and reproductive health, with a focus on pregnancy and abortion.
    Objective 3: Identify at least three strategies used to organize and mobilize the community for health, dignity and justice.

    Healing Our Traumas: Transforming Our Lives
    Amy Muratalla
    Objective 1: Learn to identify the characteristics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and techniques to control tough, traumatic emotions, anxiety, and stress.
    Objective 2: Discuss strategies to promote mental health and multicultural wellbeing in our communities.
    Objective 3: Describe how to promote healthier communities without trauma, violence, or unhealthy habits.

    The Art of Supervising Promotores
    Objective 1: Describe the unique characteristics with which promotores approach their work and that require a unique supervision style.
    Objective 2: List the specific skills that promotores strongly demonstrate as part of an employee team.
    Objective 3: Discuss the strengths-based approach to strengthen promotores’ skills as these relate to carrying out their wo1rk effectively.

    Preparing for the Golden Years
    Adriana Mendoza
    Objective 1: Describe the different areas (e.g. housing, finances, work, insurance, changes in the family structure, etc.) in the life of a person who is entering their Golden Years to better prepare them for the changes that will occur in this new stage of life.
    Objective 2: Discuss the factors that help and hinder a person in their preparation for the Golden Years.
    Objective 3: Identify available resources that can help a person prepare more effectively for their Golden Years.

    Saturday, October 29

  • Workshops C: 7:00 – 8:00 am

    Bring your entire team and new friend and shake it up at this hour of fun and physical activity. The session will be led by a certified Bailoterapia instructor. Don’t miss out!!!

    Start your day with a mind and body relaxation session, where we will practice to be in the present.

  • Workshops D: 9:00AM–11:00AM

    Introduction to the “Círculo de Bailoterapia”
    Arizbe Garcia, Maria Oliden and Maricela Gonzalez
    Objective 1: Learn the history of how the Bailoterapia Circle got started.
    Objective 2: Inform about the certification process for community instructors of the Bailoterapia Circle.
    Objective 3: Recognize the program’s achievements by presenting statistics from its beginnings.
    Objective 4: Talk about what is happening with Bailoterapia Circle in several regions through testimonies, photos, stories.
    Objective 5: Describe why this technique is effective in achieving holistic health.

    Relaxation and Your Health
    Alicia Mares
    Objective 1: Learn the 10 Principles of Tai Chi and its health benefits.
    Objective 2: Learn the 12 steps of Tai Chi to help relieve the effects of arthritis including warm-up and cool-down.
    Objective 3: Learn how to find Tai Chi classes in their area and how to become certified instructors.

    Undocumedia: The Power of Our Voice in Social Media
    Justino Mora and Ivan Ceja
    Objective 1: Describe the growing number of social media applications.
    Objective 2: Analyze the effect that social media has on all aspects of daily life and the effect of this growth on those who use them.
    Objective 3: Present strategies for how promotores can use social media to strengthen their voices in the communities they serve.

    Proyecto “Las Muchachas”: Preventing the Spread of HIV In Human Trafficking
    Claudia Zamudio and Thelma Garcia
    Objective 1: Define human trafficking.
    Objective 2: Identify four factors that put individuals at risk for being trafficked.
    Objective 3: Identify three methods that reduce the risk of HIV transmission.

    Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Among the Latino Community
    Ilda Oropeza Zepeda
    Objective 1: Learn about colorectal risk factors, prevention and the burden it creates in the Latino community.
    Objective 2: Identify multiple colorectal cancer screening methods.
    Objective 3: Learn about the national campaign to reach 80% of colorectal cancer screening by 2018.

    Suicide Prevention: What We Have Achieved
    Rosio Pedroso
    Objective 1: List at least three suicide warning signs.
    Objective 2: Identify changes in attitudes towards suicide in our communities as a result of the suicide prevention outreach effort.

    Oral Health: A SocioEconomic and Political Perspective
    Veronica Camacho
    Objective 1: Analize the different factors that impact oral health.
    Objective 2: Dialogue with promotores about which components are essential for appropriate oral health.

    Motivational Interviewing to Support Changes in Health Behaviors
    Silvia Gutierrez-Raghunath
    Objective 1: Develop motivational interviewing techniques through the use of practical exercises and participative learning.
    Objective 2: Explore a behavioral change approach based on evidence to support changes in health behavior and improve the outcomes for the participant.
    Objective 3: Learn to become aware of the interviewee’s disposition, the barriers and the motivation to bring about the desired change.

    Metamorphosis: Discover, Transform and Transcend
    Humberto Perez
    Objective 1:  Learn to recognize aspects of their lives they need to change.
    Objective 2: Learn to carry out the actions needed to improve different aspects of their lives.
    Objective 3:  Learn to identify the factors that may prevent them from achieving their objectives.

    A Cost Benefit Analysis of Promotor Programs (Presented in English)
    Objective 1: Explore the contributing factors for which agencies and organizations invest their resources to develop and/or support a promotores program.
    Objective 2: Explain the benefits of a promotor program in relation to the costs associated with it.
    Objective 3: Describe the process to measure the benefits vs. costs related to a promotor program.

    Mental Health and Alternative Management Techniques
    Gloria Sistos
    Objective 1:  Learn about the effectiveness of alternative treatment methods to manage the effects of mental health conditions.
    Objective 2: Dialogue about the benefits of using alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy, to improve the wellbeing of people with mental health issues.
    Objective 3: Describe how to use alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy, to improve the wellbeing of persons with mental health conditions.

  • Workshops E: 2:15PM–4:15PM

    Understanding Vision Loss
    Maribel Spell
    Objective 1: Learn about the most common eye diseases and which communities are affected the most.
    Objective 2: Describe Braille Institute’s free programs and services to help teach ways of independence for someone with vision loss.
    Objective 3: Explore ways that you can help someone who is visually impaired or has complete vision loss.

    Advanced Bailoterapia Techniques
    Arturo Palato, Maricela Sánchez, Erika Carmona and Rossy Parra
    Objective 1: Bring together community instructors from different regions of California.
    Objective 2: Discuss ways to incorporate mental health and emotional wellness topics in Bailoterapia classes.
    Objective 3: Learn new techniques and modalities of physical exercise.
    Objective 4: Talk about how to strengthen the Visión y Compromiso Bailoterapia Instructors’ Network.
    Objective 5: Share ideas about how to organize “bailotones” in their regions.

    Conducting Effective Outreach and Education In The Community
    Hugo Ramirez
    Objective 1: Learn to carry out effective door-to-door education activities that are appropriate for their community.
    Objective 2: Learn to use modern marketing and outreach techniques that are adaptable to different communities.
    Objective 3: Learn the difference between presenting and facilitating to better apply the relevant techniques that motivate adult learning.

    Breaking Barriers and Taboos through Activism
    Dian Alarcon and Gabriel Garcia-Vera
    Objective 1: Will explore the power of Advocacy.
    Objective 2: Will talk about the impact public policies have in our communities.
    Objective 3: Will describe the importance of telling your story to have an impact on the decisions that local and national legislators make.

    Promotores Active in Their Schools: A Structured Approach to Effective Collaboration
    Veronica Torres and Adriana P. Lopez  
    Objective 1: Show an actual testimony regarding the outreach capability in the community and the integral collaboration that can be accomplished by a promotor in a school district.
    Objective 2: Learn about the importance of working in collaboration with health entities, school districts, and community organizations.
    Objective 3:  Exhort participants to develop a tentative outline of an action plan they could use in their communities.

    A Heart Filled With Peace and Joy
    Antolín Rodríguez
    Objective 1: Learn to cultivate the power of their heart to joyfully promote health and disease prevention topics.
    Objective 2: Learn to cultivate the power of smiling at life, even while going through an illness, it teaches us to value health.
    Objective 3: Learn to cultivate the power of compassion, where their voices and actions are the collective desire for a better world.

    What is Health Research? Myths and the Participation of Latinos
    Marisela Robles
    Objective 1: Explain the impact of research in society.
    Objective 2: Use key vocabulary to describe what research is.
    Objective 3: Describe what research is.
    Objective 4: Identify research myths and how to nullify them in the community.
    Objective 5: Describe the protection that exists for research participants.

    Expanding Coverage with the Bilingual Guide to Health Programs
    Sara Elena Loaiza and Ara Najarian
    Objective 1: To enhance the ability of community health workers to provide resources to families and communities that are underserved in a variety of areas.

    What Is the Zika Virus, and How Can I Help Protect My Community from Getting Sick?
    Los Angeles County Deptartment of Public Health
    Objective 1: Describe at least three ways that women and men can protect themselves from contracting the Zika virus.
    Objective 2: Learn at least three ways in which community members can help prevent their families from getting mosquito bites and protect their homes from mosquito infestation.
    Objective 3: Learn of at least two medical resources for individuals who are at-risk of acquiring Zika Virus.

    Holistic Health Care
    Carolina LaBarca
    Objective 1: Express the importance of a holistic approach to self-care for promotores that includes body, mind, and spirit.
    Objective 2: Discuss techniques for incorporating self-care strategies into a daily routine.
    Objective 3: Commit to incorporating three new self-care activities into their daily schedules.

    Navigating Services
    Objective 1: Analyze case studies to identify factors that impact access and navigation of services for community residents who use their services.
    Objective 2: Discuss strategies to develop partnerships between promotores and community agencies that will facilitate the access and navigation of services for community members.