SLP Webinar: Providing BHC services to Spanish speaking newcomer immigrants: When you might just have one visit
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 | 2 PM EST
This webinar will provide an overview of the complex challenges faced by newcomer immigrant communities from Central America and clinical considerations for BHCs when working with families and individuals from this community. The webinar will review the following:
- Key factors driving immigrant communities to seek relocation in the U.S.
- Unique challenges of newcomer immigrant individuals and families
- Clinical considerations as a BHC when you “might just have one visit”
- Examples of collaborative initiatives to provide comprehensive care for the newcomer and immigrant community.
| || ||Joel McIntosh is the Director of Integrated Behavioral Health with the Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health health centers. He has practiced as a BHC for 9 years, much of his work focusing on serving Spanish speaking and Latinx populations. More recently he has worked in close collaboration with pediatricians and family practitioners in integrated teams serving the Spanish-speaking, newcomer immigrant communities.|
| || ||Emily Kephart is Director of Reintegration Programs at KIND. Emily has fifteen years of experience working in child welfare, children’s rights, and community development. Since 2012 Emily has worked directly with unaccompanied and separated migrant children, first as part of KIND’s Legal Services team screening for protection needs, and now directing the expanding Reintegration Programs in Guatemala and Honduras, which involve working with civil society organizations and governments in the US and Central America to ensure the safe return and sustainable reintegration of unaccompanied and separated migrant children. Prior to joining the KIND team, Emily worked as a foster care supervisor and community organizer in Latino communities in North Philadelphia. Emily interned in the Middle East Peace Building Unit at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and as a community development worker in Lima, Peru. Emily holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Social Policy from Temple University, and a BSW specializing in child welfare from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.|
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