UC Davis

Panel to discuss challenges facing Latino youths

By From page A4 | April 17, 2013

The way culture and tradition can complicate common adolescent issues for Latino youths will be the subject of a panel discussion Tuesday at UC Davis moderated by Maria Hinojosa, producer and host of National Public Radio’s “Latino USA.”

The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Community Center.

Scheduled to take part are Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola and Lina Mendez of the UCD Center for Reducing Health Disparities, who will share key findings from a June 2012 study of the landscape of mental health services for Latinos in California, and Luis Zayas, dean of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work, who will discuss his 25 years of research on Latina suicide and family separation.

Students from UCD and San Francisco State University also will share their experiences, along with the a representative of the Mental Health Association of San Francisco. Topics are to include diagnosis and misdiagnosis, foster care, identity and family.

Hinojosa also will play excerpts from her January interview with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The event will be streamed at http://www.futuromediagroup.org/lusa/growing-up-latino-and-surviving-to-25.

California youths are encouraged to take part by sharing personal statements, videos and photographs using the Twitter hashtag #whatmakesmecrazy.

Cory Golden

Cory Golden

The Enterprise's higher-education and congressional reporter. http://about.me/cory_golden
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