Research, Studies & Reports

Research, Studies & Reports


My Family My Self
The Latino Guide to emotional Well-Being

(Mi Familia y yo: Guia de Bienestar Emocional)

My Family My SelfA culturally sensitive guide specific to the emotional health of Latinos, with a focus on family, in navigating the psychological, social, and cultural challenges faced after immigrating to America. As Latinos, we celebrate and rely upon family, finding strength and support in traditions passed down over many generations. Adapting to our new home and navigating the many psychological, social, and cultural aspects of living in America can be overwhelming at times. That’s why experts from Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) have created My Family, My Self, a user-friendly guide specifically geared for Latinos, to share their firsthand knowledge of the Latino culture and expertise in behavioral health. In this guide, the staff at CLUES offer several success stories from a variety of Latino families that they have encountered in more than thirty years of community service experience.

In My Family, My Self you will find information on:

• Key life issues such as parenting, gender identity, and aging • Alcohol and drug abuse, prevention, and treatment

• Ways of contributing to your family and society through education, work, and financial stability

• The value of spirituality and morals in maintaining a sense of personal and family well-being select passages are bilingual.

About the authors:

Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES) has been serving in Minnesota for over thirty years and is the leader in providing behavioral health and human services to the Latino community. Its chemical health, mental health, employment, language, financial, and other human services under its family coordinated care model have set national standards for working with multicultural populations.

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Tobacco Use Among Latinos Identifying as LGBTQ or Experiencing Mental Health Concerns
Summary of Key Findings from a Health Needs Assessment

Although rates of smoking have declined in the past half century, significant disparities in tobacco use remain across race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, education and socioeconomic status, and region of the country. In 2016, CLUES received funding through the Minnesota Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Communities to develop and implement a study looking at smoking in two such intersecting communities: Latinos identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) and Latinos experiencing mental health concerns. This summary presents highlights of a full report created by Wilder Research.

Read the Report Spanish Version

CLUES Mental Health Community Needs Assessment Report