Workshops

2018
Breaks
Celebration
Closing
Dinner/Dance
Materials
Movie
Plenary
Registration
Welcome
Workshop Sessions 2017
Workshop Sessions 2018
Workshops
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Pre Registered Check-in

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception Registration

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration

7:00 am–9:00 am

Registration

Welcome Reception

“Premios Amor Visión y Compromiso” This year our Welcome Reception will recognize the work of promotores throughout the decades. It will be a fun evening that will set the mood...
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The Internet: My Best Friend in the Sexual Education of My Children

In this workshop, participants will be able to acquire tools and resources available on the Internet to support the healthy sexual education of children and adolescents. Objectives Promotores will learn...
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Integrating Digital Storytelling in Promotores’ Programs

In this interactive session, the participants will hear how to utilize digital stories. A brief overview will be presented, the results of an investigation and the process of creating four...
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Research as a Tool for the Development of Your Programs and Your Community*

(* = Translation Available) As promotores, we are used to supporting clinical research projects that have already designed and that in some ways benefit the well-being of our communities. Could...
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Reading Transforms You

The goal of this workshop is to dialogue about the abilities and strengths that can be observed when a person participates in a reading group, including: Developing critical thinking. Making...
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Promotores Improving the Quality of Health Care in Hospital Emergency Departments

(* = Translation Provided) After attending this workshop, participants will learn differences between the United States health care system and health care systems that exist in Latin American countries, and...
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The Past, Present, and Future of Health Care Reform

This workshop will help the participants to compare the health system before and after the implementation of health care reform known as Obamacare. There will be interactive exercises where the...
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Saving Lives: Empowered Communities Decreasing Maternal and Infant Deaths in Guatemala

This workshop will describe the work of the health commission, a work team made up of community members that work to support families in bettering their health and responding to...
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A Strong Woman Is Created, Not Born

Many times, we go about life accumulating negative life experiences without giving ourselves the opportunity to stop for a while to: 1. Identify them; 2. Ask ourselves the key questions:...
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Unidos: Mobilizing Communities for People’s Health

This workshop will focus on the essential role as both, health workers and socio-cultural links that promotores play in community mobilization projects from a community health worker/promotor perspective, a coordinator...
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Keep Going, Going: The World Is Not Going to End: Training of Trainers on What to Do About Climate Change

The goal is to provide a guide or example on how to conduct training workshops, presentations and to facilitate a dialogue regarding climate change and its implications in practical and...
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The Power of Forgiveness: Living Beyond Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse

This experiential workshop will strengthen promotores’ emotional skills to overcome physical, emotional and sexual abuse through forgiveness and personal responsibility. Objectives Promotores will discuss the consequences of physical, emotional and...
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Creating my CareMap

Participants will be guided through the process of creating a CareMap, which focuseson the care provider’s support system—what is working well and what and where support is needed. They will...
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Controlling Emotions: Tools to Develop Inner Resilience

In this workshop, we will talk about concrete ways to foster resilience to face extreme conditions by using techniques to control emotions including meditation. Promotores will have the opportunity to...
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Listening With Empathy and Making Empathy Books

Through interactive games amd activities this workshop will develop your empathic listening skills and book-making abilities with children. We will dive into the practice of developing emotional vocabulary and begin...
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The Power of the Promotor in Prevention: Making a Difference in Colorectal Cancer Screening

This workshop will be focus on the importance of increasing colorectal cancer screening among the Latino community. Promotores will learn about colorectal cancer, screening methods, and the national campaign to...
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Empower Yourself: Health Information on the Internet

This workshop will provide you with a more in depth look at health information on the internet. Examples of reliable health information will be demonstrated. In this workshop you will...
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Promotores as Agents of Change: From Recruitment to Research*

(* = Translation Provided) This workshop will engage conference participants with research method activities that can be brought back, reproduced, utilized, and applied to their respective areas of focus. An...
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Protecting Women’s Health in the Trump Era: Community Education and Digital Storytelling

This first part of this workshop will arm promotores with the information they need to increase awareness about reproductive health rights in their communities and serve as a resource for...
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Fight the Bite: How to Keep Your Community Safe from Mosquitoes and the Diseases They Spread

Through didactic presentations, interactive games and role playing, workshop attendees will learn about the role that promotores can play to prevent vector-borne diseases. In addition attendees will learn important and...
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Conducting Effective Outreach and Education In The Community*

(* = Translation available) This interactive workshop will analyze modern and successful outreach and education techniques (presentations, group facilitation, health fairs, door to door, etc.) for a variety of environments....
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The Power and Resilience of Indigenous People

This fascinating workshop will describe the multilayer resiliency of the indigenous communities in California, as they continue to maintain their cultural identity and thrive in today’s complex society. Objectives: Participants...
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Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures: Examining the Impact of Federal Immigration Policy on Children of Immigrant Families*

(* = Translation Provided) The workshop will review recent findings of on-the-ground research in California of mixed immigration status families and their children. The discussion will explore policy and practice...
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Chronic Disease and the Kidneys

The purpose of this workshop is to educate about the current status of chronic disease in Latino communities, the risks, prevention, detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease. Given that...
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Cavities Get Around: What Every Parent and Caregiver Should Know About Children’s Oral Health

This workshop will introduce participants to the steps everyone can take to protect children from developing cavities, to understand the burden of untreated tooth decay, and about how the disease...
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The Role of Social Media on Teenage Suicide Rates

Participants will explore the rising rates of suicide among teenagers, and how social media influences suicidal behavior, both negatively and positively.

Let’s Have Some Coffee: Recommendations to Increase Your Self-esteem and Gain Emotional Wisdom

The participants will take nine recommendations to increase their self-esteem and will listen about the three steps to achieve emotional wisdom. Objectives: Promotores will learn to enhance their self-esteem by...
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Raising Thriving Kids: Simple, Everyday Steps to Better Parenting

The training will support participants in the understanding of the development of assets that help children and adolescents succeed and achieve their goals. Objectives: Parents will learn how to utilize...
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Respect the Air and the Planet

The aim of this workshop is to creatively think about how air pollution affects us personally and communally and actions we can take to address climate change. Objectives: Inform participants...
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Preparing the Promotor for the Workforce

This informative workshop will provide a rich discussion regarding the unique challenges and the skills that promotores can strengthen to better position themselves for employment. Objectives: List the key skills...
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Promotores: The Community Transformation Model*

(*=Translation Provided) This workshop details how promotores, who share “Service from the Heart” as the common characteristic work with their community to create meaningful and long-term change in their community...
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Prevention of Pesticide Poisoning: What to Do and Who to Call

This workshop will provide participants with information about how to protect their family and community from the risks associated with pesticides. We will focus on the incorrect use of pesticides...
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How to Gain Long-Lasting Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Benefits Through the Practice of Yoga

This workshop intends to describe what yoga is and where it comes from. It will demonstrate various postures or asanas that can be practiced by people of almost any age,...
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Mental Health First Aid

This workshop will teach participants how to talk to someone and what to do for someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis or problem caused by stress, anxiety, depression,...
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How to Live Well With Diabetes: Integrating the Motivational Interview as a Tool

Promotores will learn how motivational interviews are used to help promotores to facilitate behavior change among the population they serve. They will learn to customize meals that are culturally appropriate...
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Mental Health Among Immigrants

In this difficult time that we immigrants are experiencing, this topic is very relevant to the promotor; to be informed and trained to be able to support our community. Promotores...
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Resilience: When I Felt More Like Dying, I Regained Insight for Living

This workshop guides promotores through a reflection in three parts: 1) To have a desire to be alive by recognizing the restoring power generated when truly wanting to be alive;...
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Human Beings and Their Environment: Ergonomics and the Promotor

In this workshop, promotores will learn to identify ergonomic risk factors and their possible effects, and to apply prevention techniques against injuries and diseases. The competencies they will develop include...
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Resilience and Self Healing: Theta Brain Waves as Part of Our Inner Wisdom

There will be information given and a simple activity about DNA, the 5 brain waves, the consciousness field, the subconscious and the electromagnetic field of our body. This information will allow you...
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Growing Promotores de Corazon in the Primary Care Delivery System*

(*=Translation Provided) This discussion will provide a presentation on the current political climate surrounding promotores/community heath workers (CHWs), including an overview of the work being done at the federal level...
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Preparing for the Golden Years

Time flies, and before you realize it you are in your Golden Years. This workshop offers the opportunity to discuss some of the things we can consider to prepare to...
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The Art of Supervising Promotores*

(*=Translation Provided) This workshop will provide a space to dialogue with a panel of promotor supervisors about how to lead the work of promotores using a strengths-based approach that first...
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La Clave: Mental Health Among Latinos

“La Clave” is a short fictional video to encourage conversation and help Latinos identify the symptoms of serious mental illness so that they can get early treatment and help for...
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California Dreaming… or Struggling? Financial Security among Generation X and Boomers

According to a recent AARP survey, many Californians are struggling financially. Come and learn about AARP tools and resources.

Recuperación sostenible de la nutrición de los niños menores de dos años en la comunidad

Medical Teams International Guatemala, en su Programa de Salud Materna e Infantil en Chicamán desde el 2015 implementa con éxito una estrategia basada en la comunidad que promueve la recuperación...
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Be Fire Smart and Earthquake Smart: How to Prepare Your Loved Ones for a Possible Disaster

This workshop will present two preparedness topics: Topic 1: Fire Smart 2017 will go down in history as one of the most destructive and deadly years in California for fires....
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Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE Now, more than ever, the social conscience is being elevated in regard to the causes and responses to sexual harassment; not only in the work environment...
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Respect My Health, Respect My Dignity: Building a Culture of Human Rights

During this interactive workshop, the promotores will identify effective strategies to involve the community through organization and mobilization that will bring about an understanding of the collective power that achieves...
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Promoting Healthy Choices: Strategies for Promotores de Salud

The workshop will be based on an online e-learning training program for promotores de salud and community health workers offered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office...
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Among Women

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE In our interpersonal relationships we can create bridges or create walls. When, among women, we promote a culture of inclusion, tolerance, respect and empathy, we create...
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Business Mindset

This workshop will help individuals to know how to obtain the necessary information to think as a business person. It will guide them in regard to the social, financial, and...
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Be Fire Smart and Earthquake Smart: How to Prepare Your Loved Ones for a Possible Disaster

This workshop will present two preparedness topics: Topic 1: Fire Smart 2017 will go down in history as one of the most destructive and deadly years in California for fires....
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SanaMente/Each Mind Matters: The California Mental Health Campaign

The state of California, with funding from proposal 63 established the mental health campaign: Each Mind Matters. In Spanish, it is called: “SanaMente.” SanaMente goals are to increase awareness about...
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Advocating Together: Promotores at the Head of the Advocacy Table

Typically the work of promotores has centered around health prevention, but promotores are the movers and shakers of any community, and can get people to any event and advocacy table....
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Loss of Memory, Dementia and Alzheimer: Resources for the Latino Community

According to Facts and Data About Alzheimer Disease 2010, the risk of developing Alzheimer Disease among US Hispanics is 1.5 times greater than in Non-Hispanic Whites. Alzheimer’s is the costliest...
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Promotores and the Community Transformation Model

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE IN ENGLISH ONLY Creating change requires building community trust and cultivating meaningful relationships. In this session, learn how to do this through the promotor model—a time-honored,...
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Nothing About Us, Without Us: Engaging CHWs/Promotores in Insightful Conversations on Sustainability and Financing

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE IN ENGLISH ONLY Community health worker (CHW) services are most often funded for limited periods as part of grants that address specific chronic conditions or preventive...
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The Hands of Time: Until the Good Is Better and the Better Is Best

This workshop will enable promotores to identify and manage everyday tools that we have at hand such as watches, agendas, notebooks, and maps, as well as to recognize the vital...
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How to Prepare for Your Financial Future

The majority of people in our community do not have professional advice to plan and care for their finances and even less know how to have a plan B for...
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Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Our Community

In California, the cases of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea have increased to levels never seen before. In Los Angeles County, half of the gonorrhea cases present in youths 15 to...
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Chronic Disease and Your Kidneys

As our communities age and the prevalence of chronic diseases rises, we find it more important than ever to remind individuals at risk or living with chronic disease to practice...
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Reproductive and Sexual Health: Know Your Rights

Nearly half of unplanned pregnancies in 2014 occurred among Latinas ages 14 to 44. Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy at any age can have significant adverse consequences for women. It can...
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How to Speak in Public

The basic principles of public speaking is a skill that promotores must dominate to be able to convey their messages in the best manner to connect with the groups they...
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The Healing Energy of Forgiveness: Overcoming Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse

Educational and interactive workshop that will strengthen the emotional skills of promotoras to overcome physical and emotional abuse through forgiveness and personal responsibility. This is an important topic because it...
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Start Again, Not Over: Turning Loss and Grief to Loss and Gain

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE Most people associate loss and grief with only major losses in life. Yet, loss and grief is experienced in normal life transitions. In this inspirational presentation...
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Holistic Health with Dr. Cesar

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE The main topic of this workshop will be “Acidity” as the cause of illness, as well as the primary cause of cancer. The components of a...
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The Environment and Your Health: Strategies for Avoiding Harmful Environmental Exposures Before and During Pregnancy

Childhood leukemia is increasing in California. Latino children in California have the highest incidence and the greatest rate of increase of leukemia. They are also more likely to live in...
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Hurray for Promotores Who Speak Out About Cancer Prevention! How a Conversation About the Human Papilloma Virus Can Save Lives

During this workshop community health workers will be provided with the information, tools and resources to be able to educate their communities about how vaccination against certain human papilloma virus...
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A Spiritual Approach to Resilience

We all have gone through traumatic and very difficult circumstances that make us believe that we cannot go on. However, when the storm passes, and we are able to see...
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How to Cultivate Resilience in Our Clients Using Motivational Interviewing

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE Motivational interviewing (MI) is about recognizing people’s own accomplishments, efforts, experiences, and calling those forward. MI is based on a strength-based approach that teaches us how...
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Well-being in the Digital Age: A Workshop to Create Healthy Online Content

We live in a digital world that consumes not only our time but also our mental and emotional state. Are social networks and electronic gadgets really the cause of our...
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From Fear to Love: Coaching and the Development of Interpersonal Skills to Prevent and Liberate the Circle of Violence

ENGLISH INTERPRETATION IS AVAILABLE Violence is a public health problem that affects 8 of 10 women and 4 of 10 men in the world. Violence generates other problems in the...
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Songs from the Heart: Celebrating the Verse, the Voice and the Health of the Singer

Psychology shows that approximately 80 percent of the acts of adults are “reactions” instead of pure “actions”; products of mental programming created over time. The loving work of a promotor...
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Caring from the Heart: Family, Friends and Neighbors as Child-care Providers

This workshop is full of useful tools for promotores who provide care to children ages 0-5 and of particular importance for promotores who provide care without a license (exempt providers)....
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Advocacy, How Does It Work? A Perspective from a College Campus

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE IN ENGLISH ONLY Learn how to advocate and reach out to various types of people of all demographics by hearing the story of a young woman...
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A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old

Using the results from a California research study on oral health among older adults, this workshop will provide an overview of the changes and risks that occur in the oral...
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The Integration of the Promotor into the Workforce

This presentation will share lessons learned from Visión y Compromiso’s (VyC) efforts to bring the collective voice of workforce leaders, experts who are knowledgeable about and who support the Community...
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Physical Activity Workshops

Círculo de Bailoterapia Developed by Visión and Compromiso, Círculo de Bailoterapia (dance cardio and dance therapy) provides promotores—natural leaders in their communities—with formation and support in order to implement a...
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