Trauma Informed Practice with Latinx Immigrant Families

Map Unavailable

Date(s) - Jul 17
8:30 am - 11:00 am

Western Connecticut State University


Join us on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 for an engaging, inspiring, educational program presented by Lorraine Moya Salas, PhD, MSW

Western Connecticut State University, 43 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, CT  06810

(In the Ballroom on the WCSU Westside Campus Center)

8:30 to 9:00   Registration, Light Breakfast
9:00 to 11:00   Presentation


Workshop is in the Campus Center building (circled in green) on University Boulevard. Parking will be available on street around the Campus Center building and in lots (circled in red) on Access Road and University Boulevard.



Many members of oppressed groups are often wounded by individual, community, race-based, historical and/or intergenerational trauma.  Immigrants in particular may endure traumatic experiences in their home countries only to encounter harsh and traumatic experiences upon arriving in a host country.  Latinx and immigrant community members often do not receive the services and therapy needed to inspire healing and wellness. This workshop will demonstrate how trauma-informed care was utilized in one community center to foster collective healing. In the absence of clinical care, healing was nurtured by building on the cultural assets and traditions of the participants.  The care provided was holistic and included civic engagement, peer-to-peer support, and strategies such as storytelling to foster empowerment.  Dr. Salas’ presentation of a pathway to healing and connection through the creation of an environment that promotes wellness will resonate long after you attend the training!

Dr. Lorraine Moya Salas, PhD, MSW joined the Social Work Department at WCSU in 2017.  She has over 30 years of experience working in urban school settings, inpatient facilities, and in community practice with Latino immigrant families.

Approved for 2 Cultural Competency Continuing Education Hours by NASW/CT
Cost:  $10, Student   §   $30, NASW MEMBER   §   $55, Not a Member Yet

Call 860 257-8066 if you need more information
Co-sponsored by the WCSU Social Work Department and NASW/CT