Adapting a Mental Health Intervention for Latinx Families

Project Team

Latinx immigrant and refugee families in the U.S. have historically been denied access to culturally appropriate mental health services. This disparity was exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately affected the mental health of Latinx groups. The 13.7 million Latinx families in the U.S. also experienced aggravated economic hardship leading to increased incidence of family conflict and domestic violence.

This project team conducted several listening sessions with Latinx community partners in Durham to determine how to culturally adapt Coping Together, an existing family-based mental health intervention that has been deployed in global settings, for use with Latinx immigrant and refugee families in the U.S. Using the data collected from these sessions, the team developed a prototype adaptation of the program. Project members then met with stakeholders to elicit their feedback on the adapted intervention.

Coping Together: Reducing Mental Health Disparities for Latinx Families

Poster by Gonzalo Meneses, Maeve Salm, Rafaella Zanatti Trovarelli, Ashley Alcantar Magana, Mia Miranda, Ronit Sethi, Susana Muñoz Lara, Tanner Mercer, Eve Puffer and Gabriela Nagy

Team poster.