Event Archive | Latino
Recovery and Employment in the Latino Community
STAR Center Teleconference, April 28, 2005, 7 pm
a Spanish-language was held April 21, 2005
audio file or read
a transcript of the conference call in Spanish.
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read a transcript of
the conference call in English.
We discussed frankly some of the difficulties in gaining and keeping
employment, as well as strategies, techniques, and resources for overcoming
those obstacles. Our speakers -- both consumers and consumer-supporters
-- shared their personal experiences, describing the contributions that
working has made to continuing recovery, and recommending specific resources
and best practices. While the calls offered valuable information to listeners
from any cultural background, particular attention was paid to the needs,
concerns, and strengths of the Latino Community. After the panelists'
presentation, callers had an opportunity to ask questions and offer their
- Lupe Morin has served as Family Resource
Coordinator/Educator at the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio,
Texas for fourteen years. She has extensive experience in supportive
employment, assisting consumers in getting and keeping a good job.
- Juany Lopez, who now works at the
Center for Health Care Services with Lupe Morin, is a consumer who has
made the transition to employment as a community services worker. She
is also planning to return to college.
- David Gonzalez is the Coordinator
of Support Services for the Mental Health Empowerment Project and the
founder of the anti-stigma/anti-abuse website www.cinemaniastigma.com.
He also served as Employment Coordinator for the New York Works research
- Ramiro Guevara is Director of the
STAR Center, and a nationally recognized leader in recovery and cultural
- Majose Carrasco, Director of NAMI's
Multicultural Action Center, moderated the calls.
Non-governmental Employment Resources
One-Stop - Training and Education Center
Career One-Stop is a massive resource with links to Job Bank, Service
Locator, and other employment information.
Your Disability to an Employer
Only you can decide whether and how much to tell your employer about
your psychiatric disability. This page offers some helpful material.
and Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
An online seminar, available as video or a transcript. Other helpful
material is offered on this page.
- The Employment Intervention
A program exploring new ways of enhancing employment opportunities and
quality of life for mental health consumers. Funded by the Center for
Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- The Job Accommodations Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that
provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
- Maximizing Your Potential
Web version of a powerpoint presentation created for the Mental Health
Empowerment Project, Inc., as presented by David Gonzalez & Mariah
- Su Familia
Su Familia is a program of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
It offers free, reliable and confidential health/mental health information
in Spanish and English. Biligual information specialists are also able
to access database referrals to local primary health care services for
the uninsured/or under-insured. Call toll free Monday through Friday,
9 am to 6 pm EST at (866) 783-2645.
Supported Employment: What You Need To Know
Information in PDF format.
Stress Help Center
Resources for dealing with work-related stress or workplace challenges.
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