This presentation is designed for helping professionals who are concerned about sexual abuse of undocumented Latino children living in the United States. The prevalence of sexual abuse of Latino children immigrating to the U.S. will be reviewed as well as best-practice behaviors for treating trauma in these children, stemming from core values of cultural competence and trauma-informed care.
Course created on June 29, 2020
Course Type: Video, Text
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- After this course, participants will be able to determine best practices when working with Latino families who have experienced sexual abuse.
- After this course, participants will be able to apply Trauma-Informed Care techniques when working with Latino families and children.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how trauma might be expressed by unaccompanied immigrant children from Latin American countries.
|5-15 Minutes||Latino Undocumented Immigrant Children in Need|
|15-25 Minutes||Sexual Abuse among Latino Children|
|25-30 Minutes||Understanding Trauma|
|30-45 Minutes||Three Phases of Trauma-Informed Care and Narrative Therapy Techniques|
|45-55 Minutes||Culturally Competent Practice & Recommendations|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PhD, MSW LISW
Dr. April Dirks is a Professor of Social Work at Mount Mercy University and holds a PhD and MSW from the University of Iowa. She has extensive clinical experience in the mental health field as a private practitioner and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. As a therapist, she specialized in narrative therapy, crisis intervention, depression, child abuse, and other emotional issues. Dr. Dirks has also served as a school social worker and bilingual family therapist working with at-risk youth, immigrant families, and family trauma. In addition, Dr. Dirks’ special topics of interest in teaching and research include child welfare, cultural competency, suicide, at-risk youth, Latino families, trauma, and human sexuality.
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