The Bienvenido Program, operated by the Northeastern Center, is a mental health promotion program for Latinos that addresses issues that come with adjustment to life in another country. CoP members will receive training to implement this strengths-based educational curriculum to enhance awareness of mental health, clarify a participant’s personal goals for an enhanced quality of life, and develop skills to reduce risk for emotional and behavioral risks associated with mental distress. The Bienvenido curriculum is appropriate for use in various community settings, including behavioral service settings, schools, and outpatient mental health centers.
Each module of the nine week Bienvenido curriculum provides information about topics related to the development of positive mental health and enhanced well being. Modules are ordered to first introduce participants to potentially new knowledge about mental health, clarify their understanding of risk and protective factors associated with mental health and quality of life, and develop skills to enhance effective social functioning and community integration.