Evidence-Based Trauma-Focused Interventions for Unaccompanied Minors

1:00pm - May 19, 2021 thru 2:00pm - May 19, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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The National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center in partnership with Mary’s Center and the University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work the will be hosting a free webinar for non-clinicians, case managers, clinical supervisors, health providers, program directors, administrators, and personnel who provide post-release services to unaccompanied minors.


This webinar will offer an overview of what is trauma, common traumatic events unaccompanied minors may experience (before, during, and after arrival), common traumatic reactions observed in this population, and evidence-based strategies and interventions that utilize a trauma-informed lens to promote resilience and psychological recovery. Cultural and linguistic considerations when working with Hispanic/Latino unaccompanied minors will be discussed.


Learning objectives:   

  1. Participants will learn about traumatic events unaccompanied minors may experience and the impact on their psychological, behavioral, and psychosocial well-being.

  2. Participants will learn about evidence-based trauma-focused strategies and interventions that can promote resiliency and psychological recovery among this population in the short, medium, and long term.

  3. Participants will learn cultural and linguistic considerations when working with Hispanic/Latino unaccompanied minors.




About the presenter:

Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and bilingual clinical psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her research focuses on addressing mental health disparities among underserved populations (specifically Hispanic youth) through innovative implementation and dissemination methods, including telehealth. She also has an active program of research focused on the cultural adaptation and international dissemination of trauma-focused assessment and intervention. She directs the Puerto Rico Outreach Model in Schools- Esperanza (PROMISE), a SAMHSA-funded program aimed bolstering resiliency and promoting psychological recovery among Puerto Rican youth after hurricane Maria. She also co-directed a USAID-funded program aimed at creating trauma-informed systems and services for children in El Salvador.