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The Importance of Cultural Elements in Building Recovery Communities
January 24, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Free
1.5 CE Hours
Cultural Competency
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Description

Angelo Lagares, Founder and Director of Latino Recovery Advocates (LARA), shares his organization’s commitment to supporting culturally and linguistically appropriate Recovery Support Services, reducing historical health disparities, and promoting diversity and inclusion in public health. In this presentation, Angelo shares his personal experience and expertise in the addiction recovery field to help increase the audience’s understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to Latinx communities and other communities of color.

he Importance of Cultural Elements in Building Recovery Communities is more than just a presentation. Angelo Lagares states that his “soul is in this curriculum.” Like countless individuals over the past decades, he has suffered the loss of family and friends because of inequity and lack of justice in the addiction recovery movement. Lack of access to language-accessible treatment, recovery support services, and stigma have all played a role in increasing barriers to healing for too many communities. Angelo Lagares aims to change that with his advocacy work, personal recovery, and professional impact.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three cultural elements of addiction recovery
  2. Describe the historical context that has present implications for communities of color, like the War on Drugs
  3. List 3clear solutions to end health disparities for diverse communities
  4. Define the concept of healing from addiction as a universal right
CE Details
Introductory
Cultural Competency

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
Agenda

10:45 am CT – Waiting room opens

11:00 am CT – Workshop begins

12:30 pm CT – Workshop concludes

Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit

This course is fiscally sponsored by The Association of Recovery in Higher Education. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
*Registration ends January 24 at 12:30 PM CST
Angelo Lagares

Angelo Lagares is the Founder and Director of Latino Recovery Advocates (LARA), a 501 (C)3 non-profit organization that promotes recovery services in Spanish and advocates to change policies in an effort to promote cultural competency and provide culturally appropriate services. LARA’s mission is to create Recovery Community Organizations in Spanish that will ultimately reduce health disparities among the Hispanic communities. He has worked as an activist and leader in prevention in treatment services internationally. Since 1991, he has received extensive professional training and development. He trained with Boston University Public Health and CASA in The Joined Together Program from 2009 until 2012, Introduction to Certified Addiction Professional at Palm Beach Community College in 2008, and Human Service Specialist at Boricua College in New York in 2004.

He was one of fifty advocates nationwide to be chosen to lead Mobilize Recovery, funded by Facebook’s Community Leadership program, which was aimed at changing public and professional attitudes about addiction recovery and breaking the intergenerational stigma surrounding addiction.

In May 2019, Angelo met with Congress in Washington, DC, and spoke to Senators regarding the importance of reducing health disparities and improving the quality of services to Latinos. Angelo was also chosen as one of twelve storytellers featured in the powerful “Stop Opioid Silence” campaign supported by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Facebook. Angelo was the only Spanish speaker on the panel, and his story was viewed and shared thousands of times. The “SOS” campaign received over 50 million shares and impressions in its first week, positioning Angelo as a vital, dynamic, influential voice in the recovery and Latino community. Angelo’s hands-on approach is powerful and effective.

He has built a network of Latino advocates who, just like himself, are passionate about translating recovery for communities in Latin America and the United States. Angelo was the director of therapeutic communities in the 90s and does extensive work in prevention and advocacy in Latin America. He presents research at professional conferences, builds programming with other leaders, and works tirelessly to uplift Latino voices in recovery.

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