A new online resource is available to counselors seeking evidence-based programs appropriate for addressing mental health and substance misuse issues in Latino communities.
The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC eCompendium of Evidence-Based Programs is now available as a free download along with an accompanying guide. The project was developed by a team of researchers at the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) housed at the National Latino Behavioral Health Association. Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, director of both centers and a member of NBCC’s Minority Fellowship Program-Addictions Counselor Advisory Council, helped to create the eCompendium of 200 fully vetted programs.
The eCompendium includes culturally responsive programs related to alcohol or drug misuse, tobacco/nicotine use (including vaping), behavior or emotional functioning, suicide risk, or post-traumatic stress that are potentially applicable to Latino/Hispanic populations. Programs have also been rated with one or two stars. Providers can download the guide and view the eCompendium.