Stress has a significant impact on Hispanic/Latinx populations, and is related to the use and misuse of illicit substances and alcohol. The accumulation of Covid19 and other sources of cultural stressors may be especially profound during the
upcoming holiday period. This presentation will provide and overview of recent developments in research and practice that focus on stress, acculturation stress, and resilience among Hispanic/Latinx populations. Strategies for helping our communities and our clients to be resilient in the face of
acculturation stress and COVID19 related stress will be discussed.
1) To provide a basic understanding of acculturation stress and substance use
2) To examine how Covid19 and acculturation stress may be affect Hispanic/Latinx groups during the Holiday season
3) Provide practice related strategies for building resilience among Hispanic/Latinx groups with and emphasis on the upcoming Holiday season.