El impacto de la pandemia del COVID-19 ha iluminado las inequidades existentes con la carga de la crisis recayendo en las personas representando minorías raciales y étnicas y otros grupos marginalizados. Partiendo de un encuadre que integra la justicia social y las prácticas informadas en la diversidad y el trauma, esta charla virtual ofrecerá una visión general sobre el impacto de la intersección de las inequidades estructurales y la pandemia en los niños de cero a cinco años en familias Latinoamericanas. Se abordará la violencia de pareja en este contexto y sus implicaciones desde la perspectiva del niño pequeño, el cuidador / padre y las relaciones de apego.
Carmen Rosa Noroña, LICSW, MSW, MS. Ed., IECMH-E® (Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor-Clinical), is originally from Ecuador. For over 25 years, she has provided clinical services to young children and their families in a variety of settings. She currently is the Child Trauma Clinical Services and Training Lead at Child Witness to Violence Project and the Associate Director of the Boston Site Early Trauma Treatment Network at Boston Medical Center, an NCTSN Category II center. She is a Child-Parent Psychotherapy National Trainer, an expert faculty of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Training (DC: 0-5) and one of the developers of the Harris Professional Development Network Diversity Informed Tenets for Work with Infants Children and Families Initiative and of the Boston Medical Center Family Preparedness Plan for Immigrant Families. She is a former co-chair of the Culture Consortium of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and has adapted and translated materials for Spanish-speaking families affected by trauma. Carmen Rosa has also contributed to the literature in infant and early childhood mental health, diversity and immigration.
Wanda Vargas, Ph.D., is currently the Senior Psychologist at New York Presbyterian’s Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center, an NCTSN Category III center, dedicates herself to improving the safety and well-being of underserved young children and caregivers who have been exposed to trauma. Dr. Vargas immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic at the young age of 3, and later earned a Ph.D. in the combined Clinical and School Psychology program at Hofstra University where she developed an interest in maternal stress and mother-child dyads. Through her leadership at Family PEACE, Dr. Vargas has been working on creating a trauma-informed approach to identifying at-risk young children and developing programming that is client-centered and culturally attuned to the needs of the community, in the hopes of fulfilling a dream of one day being able to break the intergenerational transmission of trauma for our nation’s children.
Note: This is the final session of the Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19 Series, an online series brought to you by the MHTTC Network and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. For more information on the series and to access recordings and resources from previous sessions, please click here.