Working with Latino Children and Families within the MDT Process

Working with Latino Children and Families within the MDT Process

Training Details

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (Alliance) is excited to host Working with Latino Children and Families Within the MDT Process, with Liz Franklin, MSW, LICSW, senior manager of community-based mental health services at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio. The training is 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2022, via the Zoom platform.

In this session, participants will examine the role of cultural responsiveness among the larger Latino experiences within the context of the North American system. Through the trauma-informed care approach, participants will be introduced to common misconceptions when working with members of Latino communities, in order to promote further healing.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand ways in which culture and privilege impact provider, organization, and system functioning.
  2. Discuss individual and systems practices to improve access to care.
  3. Explore options for delivering evidence-based models such as TF-CBT in more culturally resonant ways.

Presenter Bio

Elizabeth (Liz), Franklin MSW, LICSW, received her BAs from the University of Kansas in Spanish and in American Studies, and her MSW from the University of Minnesota. Liz has worked as an elementary school Latino family liaison, a children’s mental health case manager, a school-based therapist, and an outpatient therapist in private practice. She is currently the senior manager of community-based mental health services at Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES). Liz also teaches the Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents course in the School of Social Work’s graduate program at the University of Minnesota.

Throughout her career, she has focused on working with kids and families, often in under-served communities, who have experienced complex trauma and/or symptoms of anxiety, depression, Autism, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and other learning or developmental differences. Liz is fluent in Spanish and primarily works with first, second, and subsequent generations of Latina/o/x immigrants. Reducing barriers to inclusive, culturally responsive services through provider development has been a core part of Liz’s work. Her professional experiences have demonstrated to her the importance and difficulty of navigating mental health, educational, and social service systems, and she is passionate about helping families and caregivers understand and work with the multiple systems that impact their children in a more empowered way.

Registration – $30

We are excited to bring this training to you. The Alliance believes anti-racist and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers, virtually.

Continuing Education Credits: POST and Social Work credits will be available.

Membership Discount

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes the role our members play in keeping Minnesota kids safe. In order to promote the success of our members in their work, we offer a 50 percent discount on all training opportunities. If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, you can sign-up for a free individual membership by completing this form.

Cancelation Policy

The Alliance recognizes that sometimes professionals are called away at the last minute to accommodate the needs of our kids. The Alliance offers a full refund, minus any Eventbrite fees, for cancellation notices received 24 hours in advance of the training. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the training start time. Some sessions are recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after the training date. Please contact Stephanie Kimble at to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.