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Restorative Justice: Addressing the Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs of Latinx Students during COVID-19 Pandemic

1:00pm - October 30, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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**This is a private training not opened to our community**

Restorative practices focus on repairing the harm caused, engaging victims and relevant school community members in the decision-making process, and preventing similar actions in the future. Restorative justice (RJ) practices, including enhanced school safety, have been shown to reduce discipline problems and other behavioral referrals. RJ programs can be implemented in a variety of ways to meet the social, emotional, and mental health needs of Latinx students. This training will:

  • Discuss RJ as a culturally responsive approach to address the social, emotional, and mental health needs of Latinx students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Address the implication of violence exposure among Latinx students and risk factors for mental health.
  • Discuss restorative justice Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 activities that can be implemented in the school setting.


Who should attend?  This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, and school administrators.



About the presenter: 

J Rocky Romero, PhD, LMSW - Dr. J Rocky Romero is the CEO and owner of JR Romero & Associates, a training and consultant company he started almost 20 years ago. In addition, Dr. Romero is a former Assistant Professor for New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work in Albuquerque, NM. He served as the co-chair for Governor Richardson’s appointed NM Higher Education Department on Cultural Competency Task-Force. Dr. Romero has also served as an Executive Council member for the NM-Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research. In addition, Dr. Romero completed his doctoral studies at the University of New Mexico in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Dr. Romero has been a trainer and consultant for the NHL-MHTTC for the last 10 years. He is focused on culturally appropriate treatment while focusing on reducing health disparities for people of color.


Please read the following before registering: 

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  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.