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Preventing and Responding to Family Violence During COVID-19: Session 4 (en español)
When the Monsters Live with Us: Reflections on the Intersection of Structural Inequities, COVID-19 and Intimate Partner Violence and its impact on Young Children in Latin American Families

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated existing inequities with the burden of the crisis falling on people of color and other disenfranchised groups. Using a framework that integrates social justice, diversity- and trauma-informed practice, this webinar will offer an overview of the impact of the intersection of structural inequities and the pandemic on children ages 0 to 5 in Latin American families. In this context, intimate partner violence will be addressed and its implications will be explored from the perspective of the young child, the caregiver/parent, and the child-parent/caregiver relationships.

Note: All 1-hour sessions take place at 10am PT/ 12pm CT/ 1pm ET. Certificates of attendance will be provided to all who attend at least 30 minutes of the live webinar.

En español:

Cuando los Monstruos Viven con Nosotros: Reflexiones sobre el Impacto de la Intersección de las Inequidades Estructurales, el COVID-19 y la Violencia de Pareja en los Niños Pequeños en Familias Latinoamericanas

El impacto de la pandemia del COVID-19 ha iluminado las inequidades existentes con la carga de la crisis recayendo en las personas representando minorías raciales y étnicas y otros grupos marginalizados. Partiendo de un encuadre que integra la justicia social y las prácticas informadas en la diversidad y el trauma, esta charla virtual ofrecerá una visión general sobre el impacto, de la intersección de las inequidades estructurales y la pandemia en los niños de 0 a 5 años en familias Latinoamericanas.

Nota: Todas las sesiones de 1 hora tomaran lugar a las 10 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET. Se proporcionarán certificados de asistencia a todos los que asistan al menos 30 minutos de la sesion en vivo.

Aug 11, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Wanda Vargas, Ph.D.
Dr. Wanda Vargas, currently the Senior Psychologist at New York Presbyterian’s Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center, an NCTSN Category III center, dedicates herself to improving the safety and well-being of underserved young children and caregivers who have been exposed to trauma. Dr. Vargas immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic at the young age of 3, and later earned a Ph.D. in the combined Clinical and School Psychology program at Hofstra University where she developed an interest in maternal stress and mother-child dyads. Through her leadership at Family PEACE, Dr. Vargas has been working on creating a trauma-informed approach to identifying at-risk young children and developing programming that is client-centered and culturally attuned to the needs of the community, in the hopes of fulfilling a dream of one day being able to break the intergenerational transmission of trauma for our nation’s children.
Carmen Rosa Noroña, LICSW, MSW, MS. Ed., an IECMH-E® Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor-Clinical
Carmen Rosa Noroña is originally from Ecuador. For over 25 years, she has provided clinical services to young children and their families in a variety of settings. She currently is the Child Trauma Clinical Services and Training Lead at Child Witness to Violence Project and the Associate Director of the Boston Site Early Trauma Treatment Network at Boston Medical Center, an NCTSN Category II center. She is a Child-Parent Psychotherapy National Trainer, an expert faculty of the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood Training (DC: 0-5) and one of the developers of the Harris Professional Development Network Diversity Informed Tenets for Work with Infants Children and Families Initiative (https://diversityinformedtenets.org) and of the Boston Medical Center Family Preparedness Plan for Immigrant Families.