This 7th Annual Central Valley Latino Conference is a Statewide two-day gathering of fellow therapists, treatment counselors, social workers, educators, administrators, and community workers in the Latino community.
Two Keynote Speakers and 25 Workshop Presenters address
Cultural Competency and Evidence Base Practices
Movement Towards Balance
Mental health issues and substances abuse challenges throw people off-balance of their true contributing selves. Most have traumatic experiences moving their compass off in a negative way.
In the process of looking for balance there must be movement. We are helping people trying to come back into balance, of head and heart.
Keynote Address, Thursday:
Don't Wait for Permission to be the Artist in You
Keynote Address, Friday:
How I Earned my WINGS - Lessons on Transforming Trauma
Mr. Arteaga was a part of San Diego Unified School District Race/Human Relations and Advocacy Department for 16 years, training staff and entire departments on Culturally Relevant Instructional Strategies, Cultural Proficiency and Restorative Practices. He has presented at world and international conference on Restorative Practice and his work has appeared in documentaries in England, Canada and National PBS. read more>
Co-founder & Executive Director
During her illustrious 25 year career in the violence against women’s field, Ruby has operated and led domestic violence shelter and transitional housing programs, provided consultation and training in almost every U.S. city and territory across Canada and South America, securing over 15 million dollars in funds to improve outcomes for victims of violence. read more>
President of National Initiatives, Director of Latinos United for Peace and Equity LUPE
Mental Health - Behavioral Health - AOD/Substance Abuse
Violence/Criminal Justice- Mindfulness - Indigenous Teachings - LGBTQ
Teaching Mindfulness in Diverse Spaces
Everardo Pedraza, MA, MS read more>>
Pick up the Pen: How to Run a Creative Writing Workshop.
Tina Curiel-Allen read more>>
Unpacking Resiliency: A liberatory approach to Neurodecolonization and Self-preservation Laura Rios-Ramirez, Cihuatlatohki read more>>
Emotional Intelligence & Door #5 , “The Incarceration of The Mind.” Michael J Allen, MA, MFTI, IMF read more>>
Impact of Immigration on the Mind, Body & Soul.
Dr. Roberto de la Rosa, JD read more>>
Treating Self-Injury in Teens.
Mario Lopez, LCSW, read more>>
Nurtured Heart Approach (in Spanish) a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a professional. Rodolfo Rodriguez, BS, CADAC-II read more>>
Ayúdate, ayuda a los demás: The Value of Mental Health Screening in the Latino Community. David A. Veira, M.Ed read more>>
ChicanaHerstory: You've heard History Now Hear Hers.
Maria E. Ramirez, MS read more>>
Xinachtli- Rites of Passage for Girls. Development,
Well-being and Leadership. Sara Haskie Mendoza read more>>
Gender and Orientation Matters for Latino/a Youth.
Luann Baldwin, LCSW read more>>
Movement-Expression for Balance: Voices from Linear and Metaphoric Worlds. Rosa Granadillo-Schwentker PhD, R- read more>>
Decolonizing Indigneous Knowledge.
Susy J. Zepeda, PhD read more>>
Resilience and Motivational Interviewing for LatinX. “You are the Key to the Empowerment Journey”, Elizabeth Contreras, MSW read more>>
S.T.A.M.P. De-Escalation Training: A Method to
Prevent Interpersonal Violence Luis R. Orozco, LCSW read more>>
Debra Camarillo, MA, CATC-I read more>>
Sacred Fatherhood: Raising our children with PRIDE
Mario Ozuna-Sánchez, read more
Demystifying Sexual Trauma in Sacred Spaces
Paty Cardenas, read more>>
Tobacco Use in Hispanic/Latino Communities
Daisy Lopez, M.A., read more>>
Cara y Corazon, a family strengthening, leadership development program
Jaime Molina, MSW, read more>>
Ollin Xí, mindful practice that improves the mind, heart, and body with regular movements, meditation and breathing.
Ismael Huerta, read more>>
Rising from the Outskirts to Bridge Toward Healing, the historical context of Organizations doing healing work in communities of color
Rahsmia Zatar, LMSW, MA / Beria Gaxiola, MFT, read more>>
Craving Better Health, increase knowledge of mental factors related to craving and clinging behaviors embedded in our addictive mental states.
Manuel Vasquez, MSW, read more>>
Introduction to Cultural Humility, Develop a common understanding of the principles of cultural humility, Lidia Doniz, PhD / Tiffiani Darks, read more>>
Using Nature for Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals. When we care for ourselves, we are in a better place to give of ourselves to others.
Ana Soto-Limon, LCSW, read more>>
September 19, 2019
7:30 AM Registration Open
8:00 AM Exhibitors Open
8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:15 AM Keynote 1 Address
10:30 AM Workshops Session 1
12:00 PM Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM Workshops Session 2
2:45 PM Workshops Session 3
September 20, 2019
8:00 AM Exhibitors Open
8:30 AM Closing Ceremonies
9:15 AM Keynote 2 Address
10:30 AM Workshops Session 4
12:00 PM Lunch Buffet
1:00 PM Workshops Session 5
Ticket Price Levels
ADMISSION ALL: Ticket for 2 Days
includes lunch both days and 10 hrs CEU certificate
ADMISSION PLUS: Ticket for 2 Days
includes lunch both days
ADMISSION ONLY: Ticket for 2 Days
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call (559) 679-2808
CEUs: 10 Hours Continuing Education (CAADE, BBS)
Courses meet the qualifications for 10 hours of continuing credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Certificate provided by National Association of Social Workers-California Chapter, BBS CE Provider # PCE44.
Continuing Education for Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) of California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) Certificate provided by The Latino Commission an approved CAADE CE Provider Number CP10 857 C 0821
Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
PRESENTING SPONSOR. $5,000.
Conference Presented by Your Name & Logo on all promotions, Vendor Display Table, Live Mention,
Mobile APP Banner ads, interactive maps,
push notifications, gamification, SocialWall
Website Link, 4 Event tickets
EVENT SPONSOR. $2,500.
Name & Logo on all promotions, Vendor Display Table, Live Mention,
Mobile APP Banner ads, interactive maps, push notifications
Website Link, 2 Event tickets
EVENT SPONSOR. $1,000.
Name on all promotions, Vendor Display Table,
Mobile APP Banner ad, Website Link, 2 Event Tickets
EXHIBITOR DISPLAY TABLE. $75.
Display Table, Website Link, Mobile APP Listing and interactive map
(a skirted 6' table and 2 chairs. Network with attendees for 2 days)