Final Schedule

Day 1 - Monday, April 25

8:00 - 8:45 am

Registration Check In

[Includes a light breakfast]

8:45 - 9:30 am


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN & Adrian L. Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC

9:30 - 9:40 am

Carmen Ortiz Hendricks Memorial Dedication

Joan Beder, PhD

9:40 - 10:40 am

Keynote Presentation: "Moving Beyond Disparities: Social Welfare and Health Equity Research"

Flavio Marsiglia, PhD

10:40 - 11:10 am Coffee Break in Exhibition and Poster Hall
11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops

""La Familia" Perspective: Integrating NASW Cultural Compotency Standards and Indicators and Code of Ethics to Enhance Social Work Practice"

Adrian Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC & Urania Castaneda, LCSW

"Motivational Factors for Completion of Higher Education by Migrant Farm Work Students"

Anna Escamilla, PhD

"Being Male +Latino+ Social Worker"

Carl Mazza, DSW, LMSW, ACSW

"A Model for Preparing Social Workers to Serve Latinos and Latinas"

Lirio K. Negroni, PhD

"The Intersectionality of Masculine Gender Role Stress and Postnatal Depression in Latinos"

Tania Parades, LCSW, DCSW

"Searching for a Good Death: Ethnic Minorities' Access to End-of-Life Services within an Integrative, Anti-oppressive Framework"

Maria Elena Teahan, ACSW, LCSW, CTS

12:00 - 2:00 pm


Keynote Presentation: "Latino Youth and the Future of the United States: Health and Social Welfare Opportunities and Challenges"

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN

Musical Presentation

Sebastien de la Cruz, "El Charro de Oro"

[Includes lunch]

2:10 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops  

"Barriers to MFT: Doing Therapy with Latino Families in South Florida"

Michael Alicea, EdD, MSW, MS

"Supporting College Graduation for Latina/o Students"

Rita Ledesma, PhD, LCSW

"Treating the Mexican Child with Culturally Appropriate Games"

Roberto Robles, LCSW

"Narrative Therapy and Cultural Responsiveness"

Dolly Sacristan, PhD

"The Need for Latino Social Workers in Dialysis and Transplant Settings: A Great Opportunity for Bilingual/Bicultural MSWs"

Vernon Silva, LCSW, NSW-C

"The Accompaniment Model: Social Justice, Advocacy, and Service in an Immigrant Neighborhood"

Leticia Villareal Sosa, PhD, LCSW

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: "Latino Immigrants, Acculturation, and Health: Promising New Directions in Research"

Ana Abraído-Lanza, PhD

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: "Raising the National Profile of Social Work Education on Social Justice: A Focus on Latino Issues"

Yolanda C. Padilla, PhD; Adrian Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC; Rocio Calvo, PhD; & Lirio K. Negroni, PhD

Day 2 - Tuesday, April 26

8:00 - 8:45 am

Registration Check In

[Includes a light breakfast]

8:45 - 9:25 am


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN & Adrian L. Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC

9:25 - 10:25 am

Spanish Language Keynote Presentation (with simultaneous English translation): "La migración, la probreza, y la economía (Migration, Poverty, and Economics)"

María de Lourdes Rosas López, PhD

10:25 - 10:55 am Coffee Break in Exhibition and Poster Hall
10:55 - 11:45 am

Concurrent Workshops 

"TeleMental Health for Latinos: Expanding Mental Health through Technology"

Cheryl Aguilar, MSW, LGSW; Jose Segura, LICSW, LCSW-C, & Vanessa Vosteen, MPH

"Strengthening Practices amonst Latino Families"

Yesenia Arreola, LCSW & Bernice Moreno, MSW

"Gold vs. Water: Voices from El Salvador" 

Michael Berghoef, LMSW

"Utilizing Clinical Social Practice to Create Research Opportunities among Latinos"

Irraida Carrion, PhD, LCSW

"License Exam Prep for Social Workers" 
Edith Chapparo, LCSW

"Bridging the Gap: Palliative and Hospice Care for Latinos in the Bronx" 

Christina Ramirez, LMSW

11:45 am - 1:20 pm

Gladys González-Ramos Memorial Distinguished Speaker Lecture/Keynote Luncheon: "Suicide Attempts of Young Latinas: Crisis in Our Community"

Luis Zayas, PhD

[Includes lunch]

1:30 - 2:20 pm

Concurrent Workshops

"Implementing Behavioral Activation for Latinos with Depression in a Social Work Context"

Gabriela Dieguez, LCSW

"Association of Latina Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE) Addressing Low Levels of Recruitment and Retention"

Roxanna Duntley-Matos, PhD, LSMSW

"Advancing Latino Leadership: Practice and Principles (Avanzando el Liderazgo Latino: Pricipios y Practica)" 

Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD, MSW

"Si Yo Puedo Curricula: Immigrant Latinas Examining Self-Esteem and Domestic Violence"

Catherine Marrs Fuschel, PhD, LICSW, LCSW

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Keynote Presentation: ""¡Si yo puedo!" Rethinking Multilevel Strategies for Reducing Criminal Justice Involvement among Latinos(as)"

Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, PhD

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: "Closing the Gap: How Do We End Disparities in Unplanned Pregnancy among Latina Teens?"

Liany Arroyo, MPH

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: "Improving Depression Literacy and Reducing Stigma in the Latino Community"

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, MSW

Day 3 - Wednesday, April 27

8:00 - 8:30 am

Registration Check In

[Includes a light breakfast]

8:30 - 9:45 am

Keynote Presentation: "Leadership and Social Good: Implications of What Really Matters"

Presidential Leaderships Scholars: Daniel Anello, MBA; AnnMaura Connolly; & Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN  

9:45 - 10:45 am

Keynote Presentation: "Leaders in Health and Social Welfare"

Guillermo Chacón; Rosa Gil, PhD; & Charles E. Lewis. Jr., PhD 

10:45 - 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:35 am

Keynote Presentation: "Los Sin Sin: Dominican Disconnected Youth"  

Ramona Hernández, PhD, MPhil

11:35 - 12:10 pm

Keynote Presentation: “The Crisis in Puerto Rico and Impact on Stateside Puerto Ricans”

Edwin Meléndez, PhD

12:10 - 1:00 pm

Keynote Presentation: "Puerto Rican People Who Inject Drugs: A Population at High HIV Risk"

Sherry Deren, PhD, MPhil, MA