Cultural Diversity In The Latino Community

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The culturally diverse population within my community that I have selected to highlight is the Latino community. “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hispanics comprise the largest minority group in the country (approximately 40 million, or 13.7 percent of the total U.S. population) and have the highest population growth rate.” (Staff, 2007). The Latino community is at risk for several ” psychosocial issues to include; poverty, low education attainment, mental health concerns, substance abuse, poor health and the exposure to violence.” (Prelow HM, 2003). Language and socioeconomic factors is just a couple of the barriers to the mental health care services that may otherwise seem unattainable. The key is removing these barriers that impede