Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Immigrants

Posted November 14, 2023
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

This ses­sion, one in a six-part webi­nar series, spot­lights a com­mu­ni­ty-led, non-clin­i­cal approach to sup­port­ing men­tal health in Lati­no communities.

The non­prof­it Iden­ti­ty, Inc., launched Encuen­tros in 2020 after encoun­ter­ing extreme­ly high lev­els of emo­tion­al dis­tress in the Lati­no com­mu­ni­ty in Maryland’s Mont­gomery Coun­ty. The Encuen­tros mod­el involves train­ing com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to lead peer-based emo­tion­al sup­port groups and cre­at­ing safe spaces for par­tic­i­pants to talk through emo­tion­al health chal­lenges and strategies.

Post­ed: Nov. 212023
Run time: 1 hour

Fea­tured Panelists

Diego Uribu­ru

Diego Uribu­ru is the exec­u­tive direc­tor and co-founder of Iden­ti­ty, Inc., which aims to cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties for Lati­no and oth­er under­served youth in Mont­gomery County.

Car­olyn Camacho

Car­olyn Cama­cho is a pro­gram direc­tor at Iden­ti­ty, Inc.


Enrique is a par­tic­i­pant and peer leader for Encuentros.

See all webi­na­rs in the Youth Men­tal Health series

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