Working with Latino Children and Families within the MDT Process

Working with Latino Children and Families within the MDT Process

Training Overview

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance (the Alliance) is excited to host Working with Latino Children and Families within the MDT Process: A trauma-informed approach, with Liz Franklin, Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – noon, via Zoom.

In this session, participants will examine the role of cultural responsiveness among the larger Latino experiences within the North American systems context. 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.


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. Liz serves on the Board of MACMH, and she is Chair of the Board of El Consorcio (formerly the Twin Cities Spanish-speaking Provider Consortium), an interdisciplinary group of over 250 Spanish-speaking mental health providers, social service providers, medical social workers, and school social workers.

Continuing Education Credits and Training Fee

POST and Social Work credits will be available.

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. To help offset costs associated with this virtual training, through funds generously granted to the Minnesota Children’s Alliance through the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF) for Coronavirus through Minnesota Council on Foundations.


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