A new partnership between Marquette University and United Community Center aims to provide culturally-appropriate ADHD treatment to Spanish-speaking, Latino families in the Greater Milwaukee area.
Familia Sanas (Health Families) is run by Al Castro, program director at United Community Center (UCC), and Alyson Gerdes, Marquette University Department of Psychology.
According to Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
When Alyson Gerdes of the Marquette University Department of Psychology met Al Castro, program director of the health research department at the United Community Center (UCC), they found that they were unknowingly working toward the same goal.
Gerdes, whose clinical and research specialty at Marquette deals while childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), said that they were asking themselves how they could reach families in the city that do not have access to mental health care.
“This project resonated with me because I am a social worker,” Castro said. He added that he had worked in foster care and had conducted parenting classes.
Now, Gerdes and Castro run Familia Sanas (“Healthy Families”), which focuses on “disseminating a culturally-appropriate ADHD treatment to Spanish-speaking, Latino families in the Greater Milwaukee area,” according to Castro.
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