The TX/OK AETC is proud to host this FREE online educational training,

"Familismo, Personalismo, y Simpatia: Caring for HIV-Infected Substance Abusing Latinos"

presented by Yoshiaki Yamasaki, M.S. Ed


Providers will learn tools on how to provide quality care services to Latinos with dual diagnosis (HIV and drug and alcohol) taking into consideration immigration status, limited English proficiency and other cultural differences.

Participants will be able to view slides and participate in pre and post tests via web-based training platform Adobe Connect Pro.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1.  Understand diversity within the Latino community and its impact on HIV/AIDS and substance abuse.

2.  Identify barriers to care in this dual-diagnosed community.

3.  Explore solutions to barriers.



Session Access


  • Upon clicking on the link below, you will be asked to complete a short registration form.
  • You will then be automatically routed to complete a short pre-test (3 questions) to test your knowledge on this topic.
  • Once that step is complete, you will be given access to the training.
  • Immediately following the training, you will automatically be routed to the post test questions (3 questions) to test you knowledge after the training.
  • Once that post test is complete, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation form. Your participation in the evaluation form helps us to continue to provide high quality HIV/AIDS educational trainings.

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Speaker Information


Mr. Yoshiaki Yamasaki, MS, Ed currently serves as Executive Director of The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium (TPAC) and leads its Social Service Delivery Systems Team. In addition to direct health services, TPAC provides local, regional and international (dba World Health Care Infrastructures) leadership training, capacity building, technical assistance, and program coordination to community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations.

A native licensed psychologist of Mexico, Mr. Yamasaki's work experience includes 20 years of HIV/AIDS services, in service design, delivery and management. He served as the Director of AIDS Services for Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the largest Latino Organization in the North East USA, he has also served as the Health Planner for the City of Philadelphia, coordinating planning for the delivery of HIV prevention funding in Philadelphia. In addition to his work as a psychologist (specialized in social psychology) in Mexico he provides education and training around Cultural Diversity, Human Sexuality, language competency, Sexually transmitted Infections, Domestic Violence, Mental Health and HIV, AIDS 101, and Certified Train the trainer for prevention counseling and testing.

Mr. Yamasaki has received a United Nations Commendation for his work in the field of HIV/AIDS in Mexico and an award from Asian American Journalist Association of Philadelphia for contributions to Asian and Pacific Islander Communities. He was the Pennsylvania representative in the 33rd Informational Journal on Mental Health for the Mexican Institute of Mexicans Aboard and the Secretary of International Relations Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico, he was recognized for Outstanding Work in the Human Sexuality Program for the University Autonomous Metropolitan, Mexico, received by the J. Reyes Heroles High School Award for Excellence in Human Sexuality Education and a Fray Bernardino Alvarez Psychiatric Hospital: Award and recognition for work in Clinical Psychology. Mr. Yamasaki is fluent in three languages (English, Spanish, Japanese) and has a Master's of Science Degree in Education (Human Sexuality) from the University of Pennsylvania.







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CE Information

Continuing Education Credits are not available for this training.


Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Other health care professionals caring for people with HIV



Content Questions:

Contact Wally Cantu


Technical Questions:

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