WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, April 22, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and CHCI-DaVita Health Graduate Fellow Margarita Chavez will host a briefing on mental health screening and assessment for youth in the juvenile justice system. Congressman Tony Cardenas will join as a panelist and provide valuable insight on mental health issues critical to the Latino community. Margarita Chavez will present her mental health briefing white paper titled "Sobreviviendo la Adolesencia: The Inherent Value of Effective and Culturally Competent Mental Health Screening and Assessment for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System." You can find Margarita Chavez's mental health briefing white paper here.
Margarita Chavez, CHCI DaVita Health Graduate Fellow
Rep. Tony Cárdenas, California's 29th district
Rebecca Flatow, J.D., M.S.S.W., Policy Advisor, Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Hector Flores, Executive Director, National Compadres Network
Thomas E. Swisstack, Deputy County Manager of Public Safety, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Where: Cannon House Office Building – Room 121
When: April 22, 2015
9:30 – 10:45 am
For media RSVPs, please send email to Irving Burbano at [email protected].
Programs to support minority-owned businesses (MBEs) in government contracting have developed as a response to executive and congressional findings of MBE discrimination in the marketplace. Though these programs have evolved over the years to better level the playing field for these businesses, access to support for MBEs lingers as an issue and during the recent economic downturn these inequities have been exacerbated. This briefing brings together experts to discuss ways to improve these programs in areas ranging from competition, contract management, and publicity of programs, to contract bundling in order to reduce the barriers that preclude MBEs from having an equal opportunity at developing our economy.
CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) leadership development organization in the country that educates, empowers, and connects Latino youth by providing leadership development programs and educational services. CHCI directly impacts the lives of more than 1,700 students and young professionals each year through its fellowships, congressional internships, scholarships, Ready to Lead (R2L®) college readiness program, and R2L NextGen program. CHCI NextOpp is its latest resource allowing young Latinos to save, search and share life-changing opportunities for Latinos across the United States.
The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. Visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.
SOURCE Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute