PTSD and Trauma in Hispanic and Latino Military Families

PTSD and Trauma in Hispanic and Latino Military Families

1:00pm – May 28, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern

This one-hour online session will discuss the intersection between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intimate partner violence (IPV) in Latino military families. IPV is a public health problem in the United States that manifests at significantly higher rates and differently in military populations than their civilian counterparts as they are exposed to trauma who evidence symptoms of PTSD and other mental health conditions. As this presentation illustrates, evidence indicates that the development of posttraumatic psychopathology, and particularly PTSD, is strongly associated with the development of violence and abusive behavior in relationships. The intersection between PTSD and Trauma and the development of family violence manifests uniquely among mono and interracial Latino families. In addition to the review of research on the association between PTSD and IPV in Latino military families, in this presentation, we discuss information processing models explaining the link between PTSD and IPV and potential moderators of this association, as well as strategies to prevent and treat IPV in this population. Recommendations for future work in this area of investigation and program development are also provided.


Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, graduate students, and other mental health providers.



About the presenter:

Roberto Cancio, Ph.D.– Dr. Roberto Cancio is a U.S. Navy veteran, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Head of the Veteran and Military Family Research Laboratory at Loyola Marymount University. As a researcher, Dr. Cancio has focused on the intersection between the biological, behavioral mechanisms, and pathways underpinning resilience and susceptibility to adverse mental health conditions that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic priority veteran populations, the impact of racism and discrimination on health behavior and strategies for veterans and their families. Concurrently, Dr. Cancio contributes to the design and implementation of community-based research that takes into account how culture, context, and the social determinants of health affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes for under-resourced communities of color. Dr. Cancio has worked on multiple projects focused on issues surrounding public health and mental health disparities, juvenile justice, adolescent alcohol & drug prevention, homelessness, community organizing, and civic engagement. He has assisted in the development, implementation, and evaluation of various projects with the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern District of Florida, Community Coalition, Social Model Recovery Services, and The Nippon Foundation. He is currently a research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Research Training Institute on Hispanic Drug Abuse at the University of Southern California.


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