Recent Webinar

Changing immigration policies have disrupted the lives of millions of immigrants, refugees and their families. Drastic refugee cutbacks, family separations and escalating deportations are upending immigrants’ futures. Not making the headlines, however, are the hidden, daily stresses, fears and traumas that have intensified among the foreign-born in our communities, classrooms and workplaces and are inhibiting their contributions to our society.

Join experts in social work, psychology, advocacy and education for the free, interactive webinar Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma on Tuesday, September 18 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. This free webinar will uncover the hidden public health crisis facing immigrants of all kinds and dive deeply into tactics that can improve immigrants’ lives and allow them to achieve their full potential in these perilous, uncertain times.

This interactive webinar is for immigrant- and refugee-serving professionals, social workers, educators, advocates and any American interested in making a difference in the lives of immigrants. The webinar is free-of-charge but you must register to participate.

Topics include: 

  • Trauma and anxiety as a silent public health crisis facing immigrants across the United States
  • How rhetoric, discrimination and policies, including the imminent “public charge” changes, are impacting new Americans
  • Strategies to manage these stresses, fears and traumas at interpersonal, institutional and community levels

Technical requirements: 

  • An Internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • You may be prompted to authorize a plug-in
  • Other system requirements as determined by Zoom.


Caitlin TromiczakCaitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Diya KallivayaliDiya Kallivayalil, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School


Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute

Blanca Ramirez, PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at University of Southern California

Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting


Sarang Sekhavat, JD, MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition


Avideh Moussavian, JD, National Immigration Law Center

This is the latest free webinar hosted by The ILC Public Education Institute. View recordings and resources from past webinars on immigrant integration, education and research including our last webinar Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work.