Every vocational rehabilitation client is unique and each person's background and culture has an enormous impact on their worldview — including beliefs about work.
When you are counseling someone from a culture different to yours, tapping into resources about the client’s culture can help lay a foundation for a good vocational rehabilitation relationship.
These TACQE outreach resources provide an overview of recent findings and best practices you can use to help clients who have a Hispanic/Latinx background.
Did You Know? The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2019, is 60.6 million — making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority.
VR could improve relations with the Latino community by providing more outreach, bilingual and Latino counselors, cultural sensitivity training, materials in Spanish, and disability rights education for clients.
More Evidence-Based Research Findings
- Employment and VR Experiences of Latinos with Disabilities
- Employment, VR, and the Ticket to Work Program: Perspectives of Latinos with Disabilities
- Disparities in VR Services and Outcomes for Hispanic Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury
- VR Service Patterns and Employment Outcomes for Hispanics with Spinal Cord Injuries