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Impacto del Trauma de la Inmigración en las Familias

Family Paths

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

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Impacto del trauma de la inmigración en las familias: Como se manifiesta y estrategias para apoyar a los/as niñas/os y su familia.

Cecilia Reus, MFT



THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. A link will be emailed to you 48 hours before the training begins. Please be sure to check your email from Eventbrite for updates. If you have any issues downloading the Zoom app or have any questions/concerns please email



Provided by Family Paths (CEU Provider #62239) in conjunction with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Alameda County through Title IV-E Funding. 

This workshop is free & open to those who work with children in the foster care system in Alameda County.

Descripción de la Capacitación

Exploraremos el impacto traumático de las políticas de inmigración en niños y familias Inmigrantes latinas (con un enfoque en las familias Mexicanas y Centroamericanas), incluyendo el impacto de la detención, separación; tanto como la complejidad de las familias de estatus mixto. Usaremos una perspectiva informada de trauma sobre la experiencia de los niños pequeños y sus padres/cuidadores en relación a temores de inmigración. Usaremos una metodología interactiva, usando ejemplos de casos específicos y , discutiremos los desafíos que proveedores pueden experimentar al trabajar con familias que enfrentan  circunstancias abrumadoras. También revisaremos estrategias para apoyar a los/as proveedores/as que están expuestos a trauma secundario mientras trabajan con el trauma que enfrenta la comunidad inmigrante. Los participantes recibirán un paquete con recursos que incluyen "Conozca sus derechos" y "Plan de preparación familiar". 

Objetivos de aprendizaje:

1.Describir el impacto del trauma histórico en el contexto de la inmigración, entendiendo la migración como un proceso.

2.Describa el impacto emocional y 3 manifestaciones de comportamiento de los temores de inmigración sobre niños.

3.Identificar 2 estrategias informadas sobre trauma para apoyar la resiliencia de las familias inmigrantes

4.Identificar 3 recursos que podrían apoyar las necesidades de inmigración de las familias inmigrantes

5.Discuta 2 estrategias para apoyar a los proveedores respecto de los traumas vicarios cuando trabajan con familias expuestas al trauma de la inmigración.

Training Description

We will explore the traumatic impact of immigration policies on children and their families of Latino immigrants (with a focus on Mexican and Central American families), including impact of detention, separation and complexity of mixed status families.  We will use a trauma informed perspective on how young children and their parents/caretakers experience immigration fears. Using an interactive approach with case examples, we will discuss the challenges providers may experience in working with families facing such overwhelming circumstances.  We will also review strategies to support providers who are exposed to secondary trauma as they work with the trauma faced by the immigrant community. Participants will receive a packet with resources including “Know Your Rights”, and “Family Preparedness Plan”.


Space is limited.

Registration is required.


Please include any requests for accommodations for disability.


The Trainer

Cecilia Reus es una Terapeuta Familiar (MFT), que ha publicado, proporciona tratamiento, capacitación y supervisión. Fue entrenada y practicó como psicóloga clínica en Chile, con un enfoque en la primera infancia, y la importancia e impacto de la cultura en el proceso de formación del apego. Ella inmigró a los Estados Unidos en 1999, donde obtuvo su licencia de MFT. Cecilia tiene más de 17 años de experiencia como terapeuta brindando intervenciones comunitarias en salud mental en la comunidad. Durante los últimos 13 años ha dado servicios centrados en las relaciones de los niños/as y sus padres o cuidadores que han estado expuestos a trauma, a través de la psicoterapia infantil-parental (IPP) y más recientemente a través de la Psicoterapia de Niños y Padres (CPP). Ella ha trabajado como especialista de salud mental en la primera infancia en los Servicios de Intervención Temprana en UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland desde el 2006. Cecilia se encuentra en la lista de proveedores de Psicoterapia para Padres y Niños, una práctica con evidencia para el tratamiento del trauma en niños pequeños. Ella tiene una amplia experiencia con familias inmigrantes latinas que han enfrentado traumas migratorios. Como terapeuta bicultural y bilingüe, ella esta interesada y comprometida a proporcionar servicios integrando cultura, inmigración y trauma, con un enfoque en el impacto que estos tienen en los primeros años de vida. 

Course Outline

9:30 am     Introductions
                    Review of agenda 
10:00 am   Migration as a process: historical context, current data and Stages of Migration.
10:45 am   Break
11:00 am   Impact of Immigration Trauma on Children and   Families – Behavioral and Emotional Manifestations. Vignette discussion.
12:30pm     Lunch break
1:00 pm     Supporting Families and Supporting Yourself
2:30 pm      Wrap Up and Evaluations 


El Entrenador

Cecilia Reus is a Licensed MFT, who has published, provides treatment, training and supervision. She was trained and practiced as a clinical psychologist in her native Chile, with a focus on early childhood, and the importance and impact of culture in the process of attachment formation.  She immigrated to the USA in 1999 where she became a licensed MFT. She has over 18 years of experience as a clinician providing community mental health-based interventions and 13 of those years providing relationship-focused interventions for children who have been exposed to trauma and their caregivers through Infant-Parent Psychotherapy and more recently through Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She has been an early childhood mental health specialist in the Early Intervention Services at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland since 2006.  Cecilia is rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence based practice for the treatment of trauma in young children. She has extensive experience with Latino immigrant families who have faced immigration trauma.  As a bicultural/bilingual clinician, she is interested and committed to providing services integrating culture, immigration and trauma, and attending to the impact of these in the early years.


CEUs This training meets the qualifications for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. A 30 minute lunch break and 15 minute break is not included in the total CEU time awarded. CEUs will be awarded in person at the end of the training. Provided by Family Paths, Provider #62239 thru CAMFT CEPA. We will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed. 


Disability Accommodation Family Paths will make reasonable efforts during the training to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and applicable statutes. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this training, please contact the Clinical Training Coordinator no later than 5 days before the training. The buildings where most of our trainings are conducted are wheelchair accessible and have disabled parking available.


Cancellation Policy We do not charge for our trainings at present and space is limited. If you cannot attend we ask that you contact us as soon as possible in order to open up that seat to someone else. If training is cancelled, participants are notified via email no later than one week prior to the training if possible.  If a trainer has an emergency and notifies the training department in less than week, those registered for the training are notified as soon as possible.  Training registrants are provided the makeup date that is scheduled for the training.


Training Grievance Policy   Family Paths is committed to providing a work/learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.  A participant of trainings has the right to seek a remedy for a dispute or disagreement through Family Path’s policies for filing complaints/grievances for participants.  Training participants may use available informal means to have decisions reconsidered before filing a formal complaint/grievance. No retaliation of any kind shall be taken against a participant for filing a complaint/grievance. In an effort to provide the highest quality services to participants in our trainings, you are encouraged to report immediately any concerns regarding your training experience to the Clinical Training Coordinator who will provide the complaint form.  All participant complaints/grievances should be in writing (which may be in your own language) to the Clinical Training Coordinator, Family Paths,  1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite #109 Oakland, CA 94612or by email to  Once a complaint or grievance has been submitted, you can expect a response no later than ten (10) business days.  Upon receipt the Clinical Training Coordinator will conduct a formal review of the complaint/grievance and will attempt a timely resolution, taking appropriate corrective action if warranted by the investigation. If no resolution is forthcoming, or the problem is not satisfactorily resolved, the participant may direct any complaint/grievance to the Program Administrator, Family Paths’ Clinical Director.

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Family Paths

Family Paths, Inc. (formerly Parental Stress Service) is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and dedicated volunteers that provide a number of mental health and supportive services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families.

 We are a multicultural agency committed to serving families of Alameda County regardless of age, ethnicity/race, financial status, language, sexual orientation, immigration status, class, religion, gender, mental or physical ability.

 We were founded as a volunteer-run 24-hour parent support hotline in 1972, and today we serve the mental health needs of children and families from offices in Oakland and Hayward. These services include a 24-hour Parent Support & Resource Hotline providing referrals to our counseling services and access to over 900 community resources from our vast database, a Foster Parent Advice Line, CalWORKs Case Management, Positive Parenting Classes, and Family Yoga. We provide counseling for children, adolescents, parents and caregivers, and families.

Our Mission:

Family Paths strengthens family relationships
by providing mental health treatment and supportive services
with respect, integrity, compassion, and hope.

Our Vision:

A safe home for every child.

Our Values:

Respect in our communications.
Integrity in our actions.
Compassion for our struggles.
Hope for the future.


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