Supporting Students and Families with Immigration Trauma

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Supporting Students and Families with Immigration Trauma

Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

10:00am to 12:00pm EST


Presenter: Lyrica Fils-Aime LCSW-R, RPT-S

NASW-NYS Members: $20

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
With a growing population of immigrants and refugees in the country and around the globe, social workers need to be prepared to help meet the varied needs of immigrants and refugees. This workshop will start with a review of the history of immigration in the USA and how stigmas towards immigration for specific groups were created and are maintained. The presenter will describe the current and correct terms to use, struggles immigrants and refugees face, and theories that can help social workers  work with clients who have immigrant or refugee experience. In addition, this workshop will address the following questions: What are strategies and resources social workers can use to work with immigrants and refugees?; and how can social workers create programming that is built with immigrants in mind, to reach true inclusivity?


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Define politically correct terms around immigration.
2.    Identify and describe policies that impact immigrants and refugees. 
3.    Describe ways to integrate clinical theories to impact practice with immigrants in psychotherapy.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Lyrica Fils-Aime LCSW-R, RPT-S. Lyrica is a therapist, consultant, coach and writer. Lyrica has authored a childhood Racial Justice Curriculum for Sesame Street, Where We Go Wrong in Equity Work for NYU's VUE journal, Ancestral Trauma, Wisdom & Resilience for and writes The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy for Psychology Today. She has most recently written a chapter in Supervision Can Be Playful titled Multicultural Supervision: Building Culturally Responsive Play Therapists. Lyrica has also published a Haitian children's book titled T se pou TapTap to help the Haitian children in her life access the Kreyòl language.   


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October 24th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $20.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00