Date: Wednesday May 31st
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Central)
Sense of Community is positively linked to community participation and mental health (Peterson, Speer, & McMillian, 2008; Ohmer, 2007). For this reason, connection to grassroots organizations and Latinx identity may help explain the success of promotora and similar peer-model programs. In this webinar, Dr. Macias will present the results of a community-based study of domestic violence (DV) workshops led by Latina immigrant DV survivors who completed Casa de Esperanza’s adapted Líderes training program.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- To review peer-model research and become familiar with structure and aims of Casa de Esperanza’s Leadership Training Program for Latinas (Líderes).
- Gain a better understanding of ways to leverage community connection in community-based prevention.
- Explore examples of the use of testimonio in gender-based violence initiatives.
Presenter: Lillianne Macias
Lillianne Macias received her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from Georgia State University. She is a graduate of the research partnership between Casa de Esperanza and Georgia State University established under the direction of Julia Perilla, PhD, and completed a psychology fellowship through The Yale School of Medicine. She will be joining the community psychology faculty at The University of New Haven as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2017. Her research interests include the adaptation and evaluation of culture-specific programs for Latinx and other underserved communities. As a scientist-practitioner, her experiences in community-based research inform her work as an individual and group therapist in university and community settings.