Workshops

OCT 6 Session A
OCT 6 Session B
OCT 7 Session C
OCT 7 Session D

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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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.