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NFSHW23: Strategies to Increase Access to Mental Health Services in Farm Worker Communities in Post-COVID Era
September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Last updated on September 20th, 2023 at 04:10 pm
Summary: Farm workers experience high rates of mental health and substance use problems due to numerous risk factors. Barriers for mental health services prevent most farm workers from accessing culturally appropriate care. COVID highlighted the increased need for mental health support and services in farm worker populations. Farm Workers experienced additional stress and did not receive any additional support. AgrAbility project which focuses on providing support and advocacy for agricultural workers and farmers with disabilities began exploring how to increase access to mental health care for farm workers. This webinar will highlight the impact of mental health on farm workers and explore lessons learned, community response, and resources developed.
Intended Audience: Agricultural health and safety researchers, extension staff, healthcare professionals, and agricultural producers
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
- Increase understanding about mental health and stress issues in farm worker populations and the impact of COVID
- Increase skills for engaging farm workers in dialogue about mental health and stress
- Increase understanding of alternative ideas to bringing mental health support to farm worker populations
Presenter: Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez, LCSW
National AgrAbility Project Latino Farm Worker Outreach Coordinator/Purdue University