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Sex Education 101 | Latino Gender Roles
Hola! My name is Silvia and I am a doctoral candidate in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Michigan State University. As a therapist and researcher, I am committed to working with diverse and underrepresented communities of color. I am an advocate for the dissemination of culturally sensitive interventions in both clinical and community-based settings. My dedication to these underserved communities has resulted in acknowledgement from SAMHSA as Fellow in the Minority Fellowship Program for three consecutive years. My research is centered on implementing culturally informed interventions with an emphasis on sexual health education in Latino communities. In my most recent work, I am working to culturally adapt an evidence based parenting program to include a sex education component for immigrant Latino families in Detroit. I am also a professor at Michigan State University teaching classes in human development and family studies and give sex education classes to incoming Latinx students.
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Evelynn (she/her/hers) is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 6 years of experience of working with low income, and high risk populations. Evelynn originally moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend U.C. Berkeley. While studying political science, and Latin American studies, Evelynn found herself taking more psychology classes, and eventually found that her true passion was a combination of understanding and influencing political/social systems on a micro level. This led Evelynn to pursue a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, and since graduating she has worked in clinic, school and community based settings with populations impacted by social injustices, and community violence. While in graduate school, Evelynn published a thesis project focused on using culturally affirming therapeutic practices to address challenges encountered by young, Latinx adults. Since then, she has continued her training to include trauma informed practices, and uses her combined interests, training, and personal experience of being a bi-cultural Mexican-American woman to create therapeutic affirming spaces for people of color to safely explore and celebrate their world. Currently, she is in private practice, and specializes in addressing intergenerational trauma, and family of origin issues in young adult relationships through talk therapy, storytelling, and expressive arts.