Latino MultiFamily Group Community of Practice


The NNED, Human Interaction Research Institute, and Valley Nonprofit Resources have partnered to offer 20 NNED Members training and continued coaching on Latino MultiFamily Group Therapy, an evidence-based program to increase involvement of Spanish-speaking Latino Families in services for adolescent family members with mental health disorders like depression and ADHD.

About Latino MultiFamily Group

Latino MultiFamily Group (MFG) Program is based on the well-validated MultiFamily Group program, developed by Dr. William McFarlane at Maine Medical Center. In controlled research MFG has shown powerful effects for adults with serious mental illnesses, including substantial reductions in re-hospitalization rates and other positive outcomes. It also has been used successfully in adaptations with adolescents and with Latino families, including a recently-completed seven-year study for the National Institute of Mental Health.

This newest CoP will give 20 NNED Members training on how to begin and sustain a Latino MFG program in a way that meets the unique needs of the Spanish-speaking Latino families and clients in their communities. The application process will open on May 5th and will end on May 25th.

Key Steps & Dates

  • May 5th - Introductory Webinar on Latino MultiFamily Group. Watch the recording.
  • Become a NNED Partner in order to apply. If you're not affiliated with an organization, email to learn how to join.
  • Eligible participants apply to the NNED CoP. Deadline to apply was May 25th, 2011, this CoP has ended.
  • Participants selected and notified by June 3rd.
  • Weekly webinar session begin June 7th and are held every Tuesday 2-3pm ET (June 7, 14, 21 and 28; and July 5, 12, 19 and 26)


Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

NNED CoP Questions:
Rachele Espiritu, Ph.D., National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health
P: 281.990.8444


Community of Practice Members: