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Trauma and Trauma-Informed Strategies to Support Migrant Students

1:00pm - September 10, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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**This is a private training not opened to our community**

Experiencing or witnessing traumatic events can affect children's and adolescent's mental and emotional wellbeing. Hispanic and Latino children are particularly vulnerable to suffer or witness traumatic events. This one and half-hour online session will provide information on trauma-informed practices at the school setting that can help students manage their emotions and have positive academic and mental health outcomes.


Learning objectives:

• Understand the high prevalence of trauma, specifically among Hispanic and Latino students and families.

• Understand their role as teachers/migrant service providers when faced with mental health and trauma issues in the population they serve.

• Have access to resources and strategies to ensure culturally competent efforts to offer quality mental health assistance to those students and families.


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



About the presenter: 


Sarah Howell, MSW, LMSW- Sarah Howell is a school social worker at Las Americas Newcomer School in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). Sarah has built her career working with immigrants and refugees and specializes in trauma and torture survivors within those populations. Additionally, Sarah is passionate about educating others about trauma and trauma-informed education. Sarah is an advocate for the immigrant and refugee community, as well as mental health services for youth. Sarah has written two chapters about refugee trauma and school-based interventions for immigrant and refugee youth published in Spring 2019.


Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • 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.