Led by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center in Boston and in collaboration with the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, the NCTSN presents this webinar series designed to cover the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN are joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress.


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In this webinar developed by Lisa Fortuna, MD, Alisa B. Miller, PhD and Saida M. Abdi, MSW, foundational information is offered related to the intersection of culture, the migration journey, trauma and assessment. Description: In addition, recommendations for providing culturally responsive, child-friendly assessment and best practices are shared for working with interpreters for individuals who have direct contact with unaccompanied children (e.g., care provider staff) or work with people with direct contact with unaccompanied children (e.g., supervisors).
Developed by Javier Rosado, PhD, Susana Rivera PhD, and Luis Flores, MA, this webinar defines traumatic separation and grief and outlines the developmental impacts on youth. Additionally, participants will learn how to be responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of youth. Participants will learn children’s common fears and perceived threats to safety experienced by youth exposed to traumatic events as well as culturally responsive strategies for staff to use when working with youth.
This webinar, developed by Marta Casas LMHC, MEd, Carmen Rosa Noroña LCSW, MSEd and Marcy Safyer, PhD MSW, will provide a basic overview of the intersection of early childhooddevelopment (0-5), attachment and trauma in young migrant children. Presenters discuss trauma and socio-cultural interventions and engage the audience in reflections about best practices and practice-change with this population.
Developed by Raven Cuellar, PhD, Carmen Rosa Noroña, LCSW, Ms. Ed., Ginny Sprang, PhD, and Savina Treves, MA, LPC this webinar defines Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), describes how the sociocultural context and the experience of migration may impact the experience of STS and outlines specific strategies to strengthen protective factors to prevent, identify, and address STS in the workplace. Through case examples, participants will learn who is at risk, organizational and individual factors related to STS, and how to approach support staff wellness.