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Dr. Lydia Prado - Director of Child and Family Services

Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver


Dr. Lydia Prado has a B.A., Pomona College, Claremont; M.A., Ph.D., Child Clinical Psychology, University of Denver; Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver, with research and teaching interests in family development, multicultural psychology, measurement and testing of ethnic minority populations, cultural competency, and the psychology of women. Director of Cultural Competency, Mental Health Corporation of Denver, direct/provide training in cultural competency, implement service delivery "best practices", conduct outcomes and evaluation research, develop community-based/collaborative grants, support recruitment and retention efforts.

Administrator for the mental health element of Denver's Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grant as well as the Sheridan Family Strengthening Project (SAMHSA grant), housed at the Sheridan Early Childhood Education Center. Consultant to the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (Washington D.C.), The Rape Assistance and Awareness Program (Denver), the Denver Victim's Service Center, and the Latin American Research and Service Agency.

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