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One Year Later: Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It


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Clockwise from top left: Denzil Mohammed, Dr. Westy Egmont,
Caitlin Tromiczak, Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra and Eileen Kugler.

one pager pic One year after the presidential election, immigration rhetoric and policies have upended the lives of millions of people. There have been ramped-up deportations and travel bans. Refugee resettlement was cut in half. These changes affect a broad spectrum of immigrants, with and without authorization, who are workers, students and parents, as well as their U.S.-citizen spouses and children and the employers, teachers, police and health care workers who support them.
Experts in psychology, social work, advocacy and education convened to explain the trauma facing immigrants in America today and the best strategies to approach it in One Year Later: Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It, a free webinar hosted by The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute on November 9, 2017.                                                   Download One-Pager


Attendees Learned…

  • Latest immigration policies and the breadth of their impact
  • The destructive effects on immigrants, refugees and their families
  • Best practices to deal with this trauma at the personal, institutional and community levels


Webinar Resources:

Strategies to Support Immigrants
Dr. Westy Egmont, Eileen Kugler, Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Caitlin Tromiczak and Denzil Mohammed

Presenting with Politics: The Psychological Effects of Current Immigration Policy and Sentiment
Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra

Actions, Words and Impact: Trump-era Policies and Rule Changes and Who They’re Impacting
Sarang Sekhavat, Esq.




Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra

Clinical Psychologist
Lynch School of Education, Boston College



Westy Egmont
Dr. Westy Egmont

Social Worker
Immigrant Integration Lab, Boston College




Eileen Kugler

Embrace Diverse Schools



Sarang Sekhavat

Sarang Sekhavat, Esq.

Policy Expert
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition




Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C

Clinical Social Worker
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition



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Denzil Mohammed

The ILC Public Education Institute


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