Flores Consulting Psychotherapy

Thursday, July 29, 2021



2018 Keynote Speaker- Dr. Yvette Flores from UC Davis

Latino Health Equity Conference - June 28th

Doubletree by Hilton® Portland


Register now to hear Dr. Yvette Flores speak about innovative approaches to providing culturally specific research and practice-based support for mental and emotional health within the context of being Latino. Latino identity is broad and complex and we understand that there is no universal approach to serving Latino communities. Join us in this exciting discussion of multifaceted Latino identities.
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Dr. Yvette Flores has been a Professor of Psychology in Chicana/o Studies at U.C. Davis for the past 27 years and her current research promotes family well-being in rural California communities and examines the mental health impact of migration on Mexican men. Dr. Flores is a national and international consultant on cultural humility, prevention and treatment of trauma, substance abuse prevention, and gender, migration and mental health.

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Abuela, Mama y Yo – Food Equity for Healthy Latino Families

Join the Community Council

Community Council April 2018
Abuela, Mama y Yo (AMY) is the new Familias en Acción project in collaboration with the OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness. Launched in January 2018, we began the creation of the AMY Community Council, currently with about 15 to 20 partner community organizations located around the state. The goal of the AMY Community Council is to support local partnerships, inform the development of the curriculum and identify policy issues that can support healthy food equity. The Council meets once a month and you can contact Sandra Hernandes for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish Language Support Group Meets Monthly!

Familias en Acción continues to offer its free Spanish language support group for families with chronic illnesses or cancer.
The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 1 – 3pm at Augustana Lutheran Church. (15th & NE Knott St.) It meets year around, rain or shine, and includes the whole family. Children are welcome and child care is available. We offer Tai Chi, great discussions, healthy snacks and support to help manage serious illnesses. Referrals or walk-ins are always welcome.

Contact Jorge Gonzales at 503-939-9134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. It is on the #8 bus line.
See you at the next meeting: May 12th!

Colonoscopy: Confusion to Clarity

“Alberto” (name changed) was referred to Familias en Acción by his primary care provider in hopes we could help him complete his colonoscopy exam. This was after he cancelled this exam a couple of times because he did not want to miss work and did not understand the procedure. “Alberto”, comes from an indigenous culture within his native country, where a native language other than Spanish is the primary language and Spanish is his secondary language. In his upbringing, as is true with a lot of older Latinos, health resources and preventive exams were not readily available. In particular, a colonoscopy exam is one that Latino males are often hesitant to receive due to their confusion about how it is conducted, the preparation it takes, and lack of health insurance. However, his primary care provider recognized this confusion and referred “Alberto” to a navigator.

In the case of “Alberto”, the patient navigator accompanied him to pick up his colonoscopy medications and attentively listened to the instructions they gave him. Unfortunately, the instructions of how to prepare for the colonoscopy, with changes in your diet in the days prior to the exam and instructions on how to take the medications were not readily available in his native language. However, the patient navigator was able to find instructions in Spanish, explain the necessary steps for a successful colonoscopy and ensure that he kept his appointment. Because of early screening, “Alberto” will not become one of the American Cancer Society statistics that shows racial and ethnic minority populations are more like to develop and die from colorectal cancer than the general population of the United States.