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The Importance of Parent/Child Attachment in the Latino Community
Monday, August 15, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

Aratani FoundationThe Importance of Parent/Child Attachment in the Latino Community

with Edgar Sierra, LMFT &
Leslie Manriquez-Jimenez, LMFT
Monday August 15, 2022
12:00pm-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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Women and BabySession will describe the basic concepts of attachment theory. Attachment theory emphasizes the importance of having a healthy early attachment between a child and their main caregiver(s) during the first five years of life. We will also discuss the overall negative ramifications on the child’s behavioral health due to poor attachment patterns.
Presenters will characterize how healthy attachments look within the Hispanic/Latino community. Lastly, we will present examples of how to incorporate cultural factors while implementing attachment theory as a therapeutic approach with Hispanic and Latino families.  

Learning objectives:

  • Identify current attachment patterns and trends in the Latinx community.
  • Explore mental health views in the Latinx community and common barriers.
  • Demonstrate interventions for building trust in the therapeutic relationship with Latinx community within context of an attachment based therapeutic approach.

Edgar SierraEdgar Sierra, LMFT (bio)
Edgar Sierra immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. Edgar’s goal was to obtain a post-secondary education in the field of psychology. He attended Cal State San Marcos and graduated with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Gender Studies in 2004. In 2010, Edgar received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Read more



Leslie ManriquezLeslie Manriquez-Jimenez, LMFT
Leslie is a bilingual in English and Spanish, licensed marriage and family therapist. Leslie has been working with families in the mental health field for over 13 years in the non-profit sector. She is passionate about serving the community where she was raised and has been providing services in South California's border area for her entire formal career. Read more

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