Trauma Informed Strategies and Support for Hispanic/Latino Students and their Families within the Education System
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Participants will understand the prevalence of trauma, the range of potentially traumatic experiences, and their presentation in Hispanic/Latino students and families.
Participants will learn various interventions that can be used across different roles within the school when faced with mental health and trauma challenges within the populations they serve.
Participants will have access to resources and strategies to ensure culturally competent efforts to offer quality, trauma-informed mental health assistance to those students and families.
Speaker: Sarah Howell
Sarah K Howell, LCSW-S, is the school social work supervisor at Las Americas Newcomer School and Jane Long Academy in Houston ISD, manages the social work department at Houston reVision, and is the founder of STAR (Survivors of torture, asylees, and refugees) Counseling and Consultation and STAR Support, a nonprofit. Sarah co-facilitates the Central American Minors working group in Houston, TX, and advocates for forced migrant trauma, gang-involved immigrant youth, and comprehensive trauma-informed practices. She is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania.