Self-Guided Training, Video / Webinar / Podcast
Family / Community, Administrators, Related Services / Support Staff, Educators
Behavior, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Migrant
TASN School Mental Health Initiative
School-aged children are presenting with increasingly high levels of trauma. Newcomer and migrant students have the potential to bring an unprecedented level of trauma and complexity exacerbated by their migratory lifestyle and limited access to resources. Teachers and service providers play an important role in supporting and stabilizing students when interacting in the school environment. An overview of trauma and culturally competent strategies to support Hispanic and Latino students and their families students will be presented.
Sarah K. Howell, LCSW, is a school social worker at Las Americas Newcomer School in the Houston Independent School District. Sarah has built her career working with immigrants and refugees and specializes in trauma and torture survivors within these populations. Additionally, Sarah is passionate about educating others about trauma and trauma-informed education. Sarah is an advocate for the immigrant and refugee community, as well as mental health services for youth. Sarah has written two chapters about refugee trauma and school-based interventions for immigrants and refugees.
TASN SMHI is a social work continuing education approved provider through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). KS BSRB Provider Number: 18-011.
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