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Today's Webinar Explores Resilience of Rural Latinx Immigrants
Iowa Ag Connection - 01/25/2023

The next Relying on Rural Resilience webinar is scheduled for Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. Central time. An Iowa State University professor and a mental health counselor will discuss engaging rural Latinx immigrant families in health outreach.

Register online at ruralfamilies.wixsite.com/website/copy-of-rrr-family-influence-health. After registering, you will receive a reminder email with a link to join prior to the event. One continuing education unit may be available, pending approval, for Certified Family Life Educators through National Council on Family Relations.

“People in rural communities are not all the same. Engaging diverse audiences in outreach is important to individuals, families and communities,” said presenter Kimberly Greder, professor of human development and family studies and family wellbeing extension specialist at Iowa State.

Presenter Rosario Garcia Fino is a mental health counselor with Green Counseling Service, Waterloo. She also is a community-based interviewer for the Rural Iowa Latinx Family Health Project and a facilitator for Abriendo Caminos and Salir Adelante, programs from ISU Extension and Outreach.

They will share key findings and lessons learned from community-based integrated research and health outreach with rural Latinx immigrant families in which they have been involved. Participants and presenters will then brainstorm additional strategies for successfully engaging rural Latinx and other immigrant families in outreach efforts in their communities.

This quarterly webinar series highlights findings based on more than 20 years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States. These results yield powerful information about actions that family outreach professionals can take to promote rural health and resilience.

This series is sponsored by the Multistate Research Project NC-1171: Individual, family, and community factors associated with resilience in diverse, rural, low-income families (2019-2024), and funded in part by the Multistate Research Fund through USDA-NIFA and by grants to project members at participating institutions.


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