Category Archives: Latino Mental Health

Final Reflections of Costa Rica

This is Becca W, Valerie, and Zach checking in and writing their last entry from Costa Rica. I (Becca) can’t believe we are already in the final days of our Costa Rican experience! Reflecting on the past month makes me … Continue reading

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Education in Ecuador: Week three by Carla

Three weeks into our experience in Ecuador and our group spent time in an elementary school.  The classrooms were divided by grades but there were no windows and the doors opened to a courtyard shared by everyone.  The teachers were … Continue reading

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Escuela Velazco Ibarra & Banos

Buenos dias.  This is Kelly reporting from Ecuador. Last Thursday we finished up our work at the elementary school, Escuela Velazco Ibarra. August 10th is Ecuador’s independence day, so the children were gathered outside for an assembly. It was nice- … Continue reading

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Juvenile Detention Center

Hola! This is Dot, Brian, and Elena reporting from San José, Costa Rica. This week we had the opportunity to take a tour of the largest juvenile detention center in Costa Rica and learn more about the Costa Rican justice … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Costa Rica: Week 3

Hola from Costa Rica! This is Becca W, Valerie, and Zach checking in. Growing knowledge of Costa Rican healthcare Last night, we attended a seminar led by Dr. Andrea Mesén-Fainardi, a local psychiatrist. He studied at NYU and UC Irvine, … Continue reading

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Suave

Agradezco mi tiempo en El Rancho.  Por primera vez en mucho tiempo la he llevado suave.  Estoy disfrutando el memento en Costa Rica – el idioma, la cultural, la comida, la gente, y la profesora.   Cada mañana nosotros tenemos clase.  … Continue reading

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Fundación Crecer

Ya pasaron más de dos semanas desde que llegamos a Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Han sido dos semanas en las cuales he tenido experiencias inolvidables, especialmente la experiencia de conocer a tantos niños tiernos, lindos, e inteligentes que por diversas tienen una … Continue reading

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Recepción en Fundación Dra. Cynthia Lucero

La familia Lucero ha hecho mi estancia en Guayaquil muy agradable. Yo había tenido la oportunidad de conocer a Martha y Héctor en la caminata anual que sucede en MSPP, pero ahora he tenido el honor de llegar a convivir … Continue reading

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Guayaquil Welcomes MSPP Students!

Guayaquil Welcomes MSPP Students: Fortunately, there were no unforeseen circumstances: no turbulence, no lost suitcases, no delays, and our families did not forget about us.  The checkout proceeded without any problems, my bags were checked for security purposes and luckily everything … Continue reading

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Week 2 (mas o menos)

This is Kelly, writing from Ecuador…. As the others have reported, last week we finished up our work at Fundacion Crecer. I’m glad we had a wrap-up day to discuss the cases with the psychologist and director. It was cool … Continue reading

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