This free training will explore the traumatic impact of immigration policies on children and families, including complications of mixed-immigration status families and the additional stress of the North Bay fires. A trauma-informed perspective will help attendees identify behavioral manifestations of immigration fears on children of all ages. An interactive teaching approach will demonstrate trauma-informed strategies to support the resilience of immigrant families and identify resources that can support these unique needs. Strategies to empower providers and reduce secondary trauma will be highlighted.
This training is open to the community. We encourage medical providers, medical staff, teachers, school administrators and social service providers serving the immigrant community of Sonoma County to attend. We are working towards offering CEU credits.
About the trainer: Cecilia Reus is a Licensed MFT and a bicultural/bilingual clinician. With over 17 years of experience as a clinician working with the immigrant community, she is committed to providing services integrating culture, immigration and trauma. Reus is an early childhood mental health specialist in the Early Intervention Services at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and is rostered in Child Parents Psychotherapy, an evidence-based practice for the treatment of trauma in the early years.
This event was made possible through funding and support from the Petaluma Health Care District, the Community Health Initiative of the Petaluma Area, and First 5 Sonoma County.