Join Spence-Chapin for a professional development workshop featuring training by Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC, Rutgers School of Social Work.
Immigrants experience trauma on their journey arriving and settling in the United States. They experience stress related to acculturation, discrimination, employment, legal status and potential deportation, language acquisition, and separation from family and community of origin. Immigrants also experience loss of family, friends, professional status, language, culture, and sense of belonging. This workshop hosted by Spence-Chapin in collaboation with the Rutgers School of Social Work will is designed for perinatal health professionals and social workers to deepen their understanding of the immigration process, traumatic experiences associated with immigration, and common issues such as family separation and reattachment. It will provide a trauma-focused lens for professionals working with, and providing support, to this population. Techniques to engage and work with immigrants are discussed throughout the workshop.
The Rutgers School of Social Work will provide 3 CE hours for New York and New Jersey social workers.
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