• 47722 Structural Social Work Practice and the Mexican Experience in Chicago

Job Experience

  • Program Manager, Saint Anthony Hospital: Community Wellness Program

  • Co-Founder, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: Immigrant Workers Project

  • Co-Founder, Roots to Wellness: Mental Health Coalition

Fields of Special Interest

  • Community Organizing
  • Mental Health Practices with Latino adults
  • Immigration Studies
  • Program Development
  • Latino Studies
  • Social Movements

Publications or Presentations

  • Carrillo, A.  & Cifuentes, M. “Building bridges: Teaching sexuality to Latino immigrants.”  Presented at the International Social Work Conference at Augsburg College. Minneapolis, MN, June 14, 2012.

  • Carrillo, A. "Continuing a tradition of liberation: The use of the Strengths Perspective and Feminist Theology with Mexican immigrant women in a mental health setting." Presented at the Latino Behavioral Health Conference.  Chicago, IL, October 19, 2012.

  • Carrillo, A. "Eliminating barriers: Making mental health accessible for low-income Latino adults." Poster presented at 5th Annual Minority Health in the Midwest Conference.  Chicago, IL, February 22, 2013.

  • Carrillo, A. "Dispelling the myth: Making mental health service delivery accessible for uninsured Latino immigrant adults." Presented at the Latino Behavioral Health Conference.  Chicago, IL, October 18, 2013.

  • Carrillo, A. “Organizing Latino immigrant workers in low-wage industries: A qualitative study of Chicago’s worker center organizers.” Presented at the Labor Research and Action Network Conference. Washington D.C., June 15, 2015.

  • Carrillo, A., Rocha, J., O’Grady, C., & Bocanegra, K. “Structural Social Work: A framework for understanding Latino issues.” Presented at the Latino Social Work Organization Conference. New York City, NY, April 25-27, 2016.

  • Carrillo, A “Structural barriers, not stigma, limit access to mental health services for the low-income Latino community.” Presented at the Health Disparities and Social Justice Conference. Chicago, IL, August 12, 2016.






Skylar Cole

Skylar Cole, AM ’14

Cole has quickly advanced to a leadership role that includes training staff and supervising social work interns. She developed a professional development plan that emulates what she learned at SSA regarding policies, practices, and perspectives. She also believes that SSA prepared her very well to work on teams, both professionally and in the community.