Checking Our Assumptions: Family Involvement in the Latino Community


A behavioral health practitioner from Atlanta urges his peers to check their assumptions about community substance use.

It’s easy to make assumptions about why people, or groups of people, act in certain ways. In this video, Pierluigi Mancini, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CETPA, Inc., uses his experiences in a behavioral health clinic serving Atlanta’s Hispanic and Latino community to offers insight into the dangers of making assumptions.

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Last Updated: 09/29/2015