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Day 1
06 Oct 2017
Day 2
07 Oct 2017
Day 3
04 Oct 2018
Day 4
05 Oct 2018
Day 5
06 Oct 2018
Day 6
26 Sep 2019
Day 7
27 Sep 2019
Day 8
28 Sep 2019
Day 9
26 Sep 2020
Day 10
28 Sep 2019
Day 11
01 Oct 2020
Day 12
02 Oct 2020
Day 13
03 Oct 2020

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 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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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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Hugo Ramirez

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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Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

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.
3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Pre Registered Check-in

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception 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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7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration

Welcome

Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

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’s: Resources for the Latino Community

According to Facts and Data About Alzheimer’s Disease 2010, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s 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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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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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. Glenn

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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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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7:00 am–9:00 am

Registration

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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Welcome Night

“Unite and Enjoy Cultural Diversity” We invite you to our conference welcome night. Let’s celebrate our cultural diversity by wearing your typical regional or country’s costume. Come celebrate with us—we...
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8:30 am

Welcome

9:00 am – 10:00 am 

Opening Session 

Reproductive Health…Family Planning Methods… and The Key Question: Do You or Your Partner Plan to Have a Baby in the Next Year?

The workshop focuses on basic topics of reproductive health and how family planning methods (FPM) help plan for a future pregnancy, rather than “preventing” pregnancy. The goal is to use...
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Catalytic Leadership to Achieve Community Change

In this workshop, the participants will learn about the different types of leadership; linear and shared, and which is most effective to “move” a community. Participants will also learn what...
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Prostate Cancer Handbook: Raising Awareness About Prevention of Prostate Cancer Among Latino Men

An awareness workshop about prostate cancer for the Latino community. The participants will learn what the disease is, know what steps they can take to improve their quality of life...
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Carolina Aristizabal, MD, MPH, CHES

Education Leaders Empowering Parents*

This workshop will describe the collaborative project conducted between UCSB researchers and the Santa Barbara Promotora Network. It is aimed at increasing parent engagement in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT...
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Supporting Children’s Learning for a Better Future: Supervising the Academic Progress of Our Children

In this interactive workshop, popular education will be used to help parents review real information and acquire research and advocacy strategies to analyze and monitor their children’s grade level learning....
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10 Alzheimer’s and Dementia Warning Signs

An informative workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, which is often mistakenly believed to be a normal part of aging. We will show you the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and how...
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“Caution, It’s Hot!”: A Burn Prevention Program for the Whole Family

An educational workshop on how injuries can be physically painful and at the same time cause emotional distress that impacts family dynamics, social stigma and other mental problems. Promotores will...
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An Ace Up Your Sleeve: Creative Techniques to Educate Others About Cancer

This workshop provides an opportunity to engage in health advocacy to increase the awareness of cancer and education and communication strategies to reach the community.
Ghecemy Lopez, DSW, MAEd

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delays

In this workshop participants will obtain fundamental information designed to reach parents who have not yet obtained a diagnosis of developmental delays but who may have concerns about their child’s...
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Educating Under the Tent

Through three theater style educational skits, you will learn how to recognize what different forms of violence look and feel like, what your rights are in response, how to support...
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Planning for a Healthy Home, Body and Baby

In this workshop you will receive information on how women can reduce exposure to the hidden dangers in products that are used daily at home and work. You will increase...
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What Is Gender Violence and How to Recognize It?

In this workshop participants will learn what gender, gender roles and stereotypes are and how they determine ways of relating to people, and they will learn what violence is, different...
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Get Counted! Lead your Family and Community Count for the 2020 Census *

During this workshop participants will learn about the key challenges we face in achieving a full and accurate count of our community. We will discuss the importance of the Census...
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Descanso

The Role of Health Promotoras in the Advancement of Environmental and Occupational Health 

During this workshop we will discuss how chemicals of everyday use affect the life and health of our community and our homes, and tools will be shared to minimize your...
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Bureau of Victim Services: Helping Victims Become Survivors*

This workshop will share information about the District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services. It will outline the services and assistance that the Bureau provides through the California Victim Compensation Board....
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What Is Research? Myths and the Participation of Latinos

This workshop is an introduction on the basics of medical research. Participants will learn what medical research is, myths, why research is important, protections and rights for medical research participants...
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Parkinson’s: A Silent Enemy?

An informative workshop on Parkinson’s disease that will dispel the many myths surrounding this condition. For example, it is generally thought that it only affects the elderly, however, 20% of...
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What You Don’t Know About Diabetes: Empower Yourself with Medical Information and Improve Your Health!

This workshop will focus on the basic understanding of prediabetes vs. diabetes. It will address the importance of finding and using reliable health information, knowledge of self and disease, and...
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The Use of Popular Education in Community Outreach*

This is a workshop of skill development in the educational process. Learning the difference between andragogy and pedagogy based on the subject, recognizing the diversity and inclusion of participants and...
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Nubia Cristina González Obregón

Promoting Active Living Through the Implementation of Successful Strategies in the Latino Community

Using a socio-ecological framework, this workshop will demonstrate factors that hinder the engagement in physical activity in Hispanic/Latino communities. Participants will learn evidence-based approaches and strategies to involve Hispanics/Latinos in...
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Alert, Strong and Safe: Self Defense for Promotoras

A workshop on self defense for women where they will obtain resources, tools and skills to be more alert and safe when they do community outreach. They will practice in...
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How to Align the Physical Mind with the Higher Mind

An informative, simple and dynamic workshop on what ADN is, the 5 frequencies of brain waves (Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma), conscious and subconscious level of our mind, what...
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Disaster Preparedness: From Home to Community 

During this workshop participants will learn how to be prepared for a disaster, they will be able to identify the risks they are exposed to, as well as, what to...
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Healing with Art

In this workshop we will explore art as a method that helps people find emotional well-being through creativity, participants will learn to recognize their most fundamental feelings and thoughts derived...
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Negative Effects of the Excessive Use of Technology Among Children 

This workshop will present the physical and emotional consequences of the excessive use of technology in children and how promotores can guide parents about the risks of this reality. At...
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Nutrition, Happiness and Compassion: Food with Love, Peace in Your Heart

This workshop is based on the thinking of the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, “May your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” Reflect, discover and adopt a...
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6:30 pm – 24:00 am

Cena y celebración

Bailoterapia 

In this workshop the participants will learn about the Bailoterapia Circle and how to integrate themselves into their communities through physical activity, nutrition, mental health and emotional well-being.
Arturo Palato

We Are Vibrational Beings: We Are What We Think

A workshop to improve our health and mental well-being. Recognize the existence of the energy that keeps us alive, the same that can heal or make us sick. This energy...
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Stop the Bleeding: Wound Hemorrhage Control

In this workshop we will acknowledge how crucial training that involves the control of a hemorrhage is for people who respond to crisis situations. Accidents occur all of the time,...
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Poisonous Beauty: The Danger of Mercury in Facial Creams 

This workshop will show the hidden secrets in many beauty products that harm our health and that of the ones we love. At the same time, it will provide effective...
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Reaching Your Financial Goals

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to take a look at their personal finances. Participants will receive vital financial education and obtain key and urgent steps to take...
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Hugo Ramirez

No to Blackouts! Justice in Public Services to Protect Community Health

In this workshop you will learn about energy justice, advocacy and how to deliver powerful and effective messages to legislators, politicians and other groups that provide vital energy services to...
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Promoting Healthy Changes Within the Community

Using case studies, this workshop will explore how promotores can empower people to work together to create healthy changes at the community level, understanding the theory of community change.

“A Heart to Heart Talk” How’s Your Self-Esteem? Achieving Emotional Wisdom

In this workshop of personal and emotional development, nine recommendations to increase your self-esteem and three steps to achieve emotional wisdom will be shared. These will be guides to strengthen...
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Social Networks and Health Promotion

In this workshop participants will learn to use social media networks and know that they are another tool to achieve established goals, maintaining and promoting the importance of social relationships....
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Nubia Cristina González Obregón

Interconnectedness and Your Well-Being

In this self-development workshop, promotores will present their program called SODA (Situation, Options, Decisions and Actions) where different mechanisms will be provided to show how to cope with situations that...
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Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Other Substances Among Older Adults 

This workshop will increase your ability to identify, evaluate and refer older adults to prevention and treatment services for alcohol and drugs. According to recent studies (SAMHSA), alcohol and drug...
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The Art of Parenting*

In this workshop you will learn about the direct impact that parents have on the lives of their children. You will obtain tools that will enable you to emphasize in...
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Hugo Ramirez

Answers About the New Immigration Proposal on Public Charge 

In this workshop a panel of experts will share information on the proposed changes to immigration and public charge rules, studies and data on the impact that the changes on...
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Reaching Mental and Spiritual Freedom*

This is an interactive and reflective workshop, focused on the connection between mental health and spirituality. Practical concepts will be offered to live a profound freedom and perceive suffering, failure...
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Helping the Caregiver

This workshop is aimed at providing information and support to family members and providers who have assumed the role of protector/caregiver for older adults. Self-care information and tools will be...
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12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

When Your Kidneys Fail

This workshop will provide information on kidney function, disease and prevention strategies. Chronic kidney disease in on the rise as a direct result of other chronic conditions, suchas as, diabetes,...
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Returning to My Roots*

This workshop will provide valuable resources for building a stronger Latinx community that can voice concerns about the environmental issues it faces and advocate for sustainable and long-lasting solutions that...
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Respecting Diversity: Getting to Know the LGBT Community

This workshop will provide fundamental information to understand what sexual diversity is and learn the different concepts that emerge from this topic. Participants can clarify their questions about sexual diversity...
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Recovering from the Grief of Being an Immigrant

In this workshop, participants will learn techniques that can be used to break the stigma of what it means to seek help for mental health, we will share and reflect...
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Building Strong and Healthy Relationships

A workshop to prepare people interested in being mentors. They will learn about the importance and great benefit of young people having a mentor or being in a mentoring program....
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Key Ingredients to Improve Schools and Student Performance: Family & Community Engagement

This workshop will familiarize participants with the many ways they can participate in schools and in the community to improve education. Participants will learn about laws to encourage participation, recognize...
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Environmental Justice: Exposure to Lead and Other Chemicals

In this workshop participants will learn about Exide and its exposure of environmental hazards that affect the Southeast Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles County of Public Health will reinforce...
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Compassion in Action… The Real Connection

A workshop where participants will be able to reflect, in an interactive way, on the important task of being human and as promotores giving from the heart. The theoretical framework...
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Immigration, Know Your Rights

This workshop is designed to inform and prepare the community to exercise their rights when they are faced with detention from local police or immigration authorities, CHIRLA and its vision...
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Salvando vidas por medio de participación en ensayos clínicos sobre el cáncer

El taller se impartirá utilizando métodos creativos con videos, juegos, presentaciones y una discusión sobre los ensayos clínicos que son métodos innovadores para entender el mejor uso de medicinas y...
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Learning to Love Yourself

This workshop will address the theme of self-love in a dynamic and interactive way. Participants will be able to acquire greater knowledge in order to build a self-efficient personality not...
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How to Avoid Unnecessary Suffering When Confronting a Health Crisis

The workshop is designed to engage, raise awareness and educate the Hispanic community on end-of-life care issues to improve access to quality end-of-life care. As the number of Hispanics living in...
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Managing Your Time Wisely*

This workshop will support the development and implementation of methods that will help you increase your ability to manage, distribute and properly enjoy your time, which is of extreme value...
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4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing

Welcome*

The first session of the Eighteenth Annual Promotoras and Community Workers Conference will give us the opportunity to hear from our special guests and the sponsors who have invested their...
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Denise Campos
Arturo Vargas
Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

Education and Pedagogy: Inspiration for Promotores

With this workshop we would like to foster a reflection about the importance of constant (or lifelong) training (or learning) when your role is to be a community promotores; By...
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A Healthy Journey to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Chronic Diseases

The biopsychosocial approach recognizes the interconnection between biology, psychology, and social contributors to health and diseases. It is an important change from the medical standpoint, which centers on physical and...
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Irma Madrigal
Lidia Estrada

Adaptation of Effective Community Outreach in Critical Times*

In this workshop, we will analyze adaptive strategies for effective community outreach in critical or non-traditional times for community promotores. Objectives: Promotores will learn the most common obstacles to the...
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Marisela Blancas
Hugo Ramirez

Immune System Function in the Prevention of COVID-19*

During this workshop, you will understand how the immune system works, the different parts that compose it, and the importance of keeping it healthy to achieve the prevention of COVID-19....
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Use of Social Networks in the Work of Promotores

This workshop will review the way promotores use social media to support their work and reach the community. Objectives: Explore the most commonly used social networks. Learn to create content...
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Madeleine Hernandez

Welcome Reception

Join us for this virtual event where we will celebrate adding our promotor essence. Like every year we will have a program showcasing different talents and live music with a...
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Opening Plenary: The COVID-19 Pandemic: From Inequity to Social Justice*

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has uncovered major gaps in our systems of care, which have disproportionately affected our most vulnerable communities. Learn how these social factors influence, how they...
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Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD

Are Your Children Safe in Daycare?

In this workshop you will learn how to protect the health of children, how past uses of a location can leave contamination on a property, the nearby sources of contamination,...
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Active Aging and Brain Health in Latinos*

The workshop will present information related to the latest clinical research for healthy aging and support resources for participants. The presentation will include a basic explanation for promotores about memory,...
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Carlos Londoño, MD, MPH

Emotional Intelligence*

In this workshop promotores will learn to identify tools that improve their communication, leadership and emotional intelligence skills and apply them in their social environments and communities as agents of...
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Fabiola Freire

What Are Clinical Trials and How Can I Participate?

In this workshop you will receive information about what clinical trials are and the types of trials available, as well as their importance, benefits and risks. We will share about...
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Carolina Aristizabal, MD, MPH, CHES

Adult Learning

This workshop allows promotores to develop innate skills to create a model of permanent community action using the principles of andragogy focused on the sustainability of social well-being in an...
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Bella Cecilia Obregón Gómez
Nubia Cristina González Obregón

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Promotores play an important role in helping communities learn about healthy relationships, to recognize signs of toxic environment, be advocates, and provide needed resources. It is important for families and...
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Rose Healing

An experiential workshop where you will learn about an alternative tool, free of religious concepts and taboos that offers physical, emotional, mental, and energetic well-being through the benefit of the...
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Promotores and Community Health Workers Are Essential in Surviving a Pandemic*

*Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. In this interactive workshop, we will review the roles and skills of essential workers during a pandemic, raising the importance of being prepared with skills...
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Women’s Reproductive Health: Know Your Rights

An interactive, informative, and skill-building workshop on sexual health rights and free reproductive health coverage. An introduction on how to talk to your children about a reproductive life plan. Objectives:...
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Reaching Your Financial Goals

This workshop will provide the opportunity to take a look at personal finances. Participants will receive vital financial education and obtain key and urgent steps to take to eliminate debt,...
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Hugo E. Ramirez

The Importance of Men in the Role as a Father in Parenting*

This workshop will be based in reflection and sharing information about education and gender, with the purpose of including men in the eradication of gender violence. Participants will learn about...
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Guillermo Hernandez

Nutritional Genomics: What It Is? How Can My Community Benefit?

This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of nutritional genomics, its application and efficacy in behavioral change, and the ethics, laws, and regulation associated with nutritional genomics. Objectives: Define...
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Ceremony and Celebration

Be part of our celebration in honor of promotores and their work within the community enlivened by Cindy Shea’s El Mariachi Divas. Visión and Compromiso will be awarding the Corazon...
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Cindy Shea’s El Mariachi Divas

Panel: Achieving Social Justice Requires an Individual Transformation*

Many social factors affect the health of each individual and the call to action from this plenary will invite us to think globally and act individually to create innovative collaborative...
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Silvia Ortega
Erin Mooney
Xochitl Castaneda, PhD
Melinda Cordero-Bárzaga

Myths and Realities in Communication: Promotores and Health Prevention in Times of Social Crisis

This workshop will prepare promotores and community health workers to transmit real and accurate information to the community through visual tools during crisis situations (natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics and others)....
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Nubia Cristina González Obregón

Collaboration Is Key

This workshop will discuss the importance of collaboration in historically marginalized communities. The Latino community is generally a collectivist culture, however, promotores and community health workers face difficulties in designing...
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Hilda Gehrke

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): What Is It and How to Prevent It?*

In Los Angeles County, cervical cancer rates in Latinas are disproportionately higher compared to other ethnic groups (14.3% for Latinas compared to 7.5% for Non-Hispanic Whites). To address this disparity,...
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Carolina Aristizabal, MD, MPH, CHES

Don’t Get Overwhelmed: Self Care Workshop for Promotores

This workshop is for promotores who work in health care or advocate for health in general, and for people who are interested in advancing their knowledge of mental health, teaching...
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Ghecemy Lopez, DSW, MAEd

Give Your Health Value: Strengthen Your Immune System

Faced with the need of maintaining our immune system strong, our community need to make changes in their diets. This workshop will provide much needed knowledge to achieve this goal....
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Jorge A. Cano

Promotores Building Community Power*

This workshop will provide information and tools for promotores to influence and make an impact on social policies and decisions made by public officials and institutions in their communities. Yes,...
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Arturo Palato