Spanish for Working with Latino Families


The trainings will offer intermediate and advanced Spanish linguistic skills to those delivering human services to Latino families and children in Santa Clara County. Accurate use of terminology, development of culturally specific knowledge and increased awareness of the impact of language in service provision will be addressed.



Upon completion students will:

  • Understand the role of history, language and culture of specific Latino client systems
  • Enhance linguistics skills in order to adequately communicate with Spanish-speaking clients.
  • This includes learning terminology of those working with families and children in areas of
  • human services, social work, and mental health
  • Develop and/or enhance cultural skills in order to deliver effective services to mono-cultural
  • and bicultural Latino families and children


  • The training will be conducted primarily in Spanish. It will utilize lectures by the instructor, videos, and discussions on readings and case studies as teaching/learning tools. As part of class participation, students will be expected to critically analyze information that is presented/discussed, be prepared to discuss      readings, and share experiences and insights on cases from their own professional knowledge and expertise. Supplemental readings will be provided in class by the instructor.

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions as each session will build upon concepts learned.

Additional Information

Eligible Participants

Santa Clara County Title IV-E Collaborative training events are free for all who qualify. Eligible participants include:

  • Staff of residential treatment facilities in Santa Clara County
  • Foster and adoptive parents
  • Prospective foster and adoptive parents
  • Santa Clara County social workers
  • Santa Clara County children’s mental health providers
  • Staff of community based organizations that serve children and families in Santa Clara County
  • College and university students in academic preparation to work with families and children

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to assure registration for the course. Attendees arriving after the start of the training time may lose registration position, and may not be allowed in due to wait list and need for prompt start time. Please cancel in advance if you cannot attend as frequent "no shows" may result in an inability to register for future training.


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T4E Campbell Community Center
Reyes 12/13 - 12/13 Th 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM $0.00 View