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Working with Latino/Mexican Indigenous Communities

This is a FREE training webinar. 

Date: Wednesday, September 20

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PT)

Overview: This training is designed for those in social service and related professions working with Latino/Mexican Indigenous Communities in California. Participants will increase their understanding of the diversity within these communities and learn best practices for working with families. This training will focus in particular on the Mixtec community.

To register click here, or use the following link: 

Please contact Nelle Stanwood at or at (707) 710-9340 for any questions, concerns, grievances, or if you require any accommodations to participate in this training. Requests must be received by 9/5/2023.

This training is presented by the Greater Bay Area Child Abuse Prevention Council Coalition, with support from CIR.

Meet Our Presenter!

Dr. Gaspar Rivera-Salgado Ph.D is currently Project Director at the UCLA Labor Center, coordinating the Global Solidarity Program, the UCLA Director of the Center for Mexican Studies, and core faculty in the UCLA Labor Studies Program. He also serves as an advisor to several indigenous migrant-led organizations in California and Oaxaca. He received both his Ph.D. in Sociology and his B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the diversity within the Mexican/Latino indigenous communities
  • Give recommendations for best practices for people in social services and related disciplines (language access, etc)
  • Present a call for action for future work to be done Include breakout into small groups for brief exercise/discussion


  • 2:00 Welcome and introduction
  • 2:15 Frameworks to understanding diversity
  • 2:35 Diversity within the Latino Community 3:00 Breakout or large group discussion: How to apply best practices to working with indigenous communities
  • 3:15 Summary and recommendations

Continuing Education Credits

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants may also apply for Continuing Education Credits after the event. Course meets qualifications for 2 hour(s) of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590).  The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.  CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the event for a fee of $20. Certificates for CE Credits will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Goretti Alvarez at or (707) 992-0537.