Category Archives: Latino Mental Health

Where Did the Week Go?!

When asked by my uncle to describe the week that I’ve had I could only think of one phrase: controlled chaos. I’ve known my general school/work/practicum schedule for some time now but this was a random week. Because of other … Continue reading

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Week 4 Volunteer Work

Hola! As part of week four our group volunteered at various sites, including two elementary schools. While working in one of the elementary schools, Rachel, Aly and I were able to speak with five mothers one morning. These mothers expressed … Continue reading

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Mi Experiencia en Costa Rica

Hola, No puedo creer que ya pasaron cinco semanas desde que vine a Costa Rica. Mi experiencia en Costa Rica ha sido increíble.  Regresamos a E.U. en un día y todavía no puedo creer que ya pasaron cinco semanas. Cada … Continue reading

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Cheers!

This past weekend a few of us had the pleasure of visiting Manuel Antonio National Park on the southern Pacific coast. We had the less fortunate pleasure of renting a GPS that had Costa Rican tourism advertisements built into the … Continue reading

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Finishing Up in Costa Rica

It is unbelievable that we have reached our fifth week in Costa Rica and our time is quickly coming to an end. Time has truly flown down here! The time spent at the group home for adolescent mothers, the community … Continue reading

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Baños Adventure

In our last weekend in Ecuador we had the opportunity to travel with the Luceros again.  We began the trip by going to Salcedo, the childhood home of Martha and Enrique.  We sampled the local and famous Salcedo ice cream … Continue reading

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Testing and Wrapping up at Fundacion Crecer

Our clinical experience at Fundacion Crecer continued to be challenging but rewarding when we had the opportunity to administer the Spanish version of the WISC-R to a boy who we suspected may have neurological deficits as well as learning disabilities.  … Continue reading

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Week two of Costa Rica

During week two, it was clear that learning Spanish at El Rancho is truly a lot of work.  We have six hours of class instruction Monday through Friday and then homework each night.  However, it is not all work, we … Continue reading

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Celebration at Fundacion Crecer

We are lucky that our time here has been filled with celebrations of various sorts.  One special event took place last Friday, was when we attended an end of the term celebration at Fundacion Crecer, with also coincided with the … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ceremony 2011

Hola a todos! Ecuador is going well and we have already begun our volunteer work. I wanted to talk about a wonderful evening that was set up for us during our initial week. As part of our first week the … Continue reading

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