Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Immigrant Children

Title: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Working with Immigrant Children

Date Recorded: September 27th, 2016

Description: This webinar is designed for anyone working with children who have experienced trauma who wish to understand the experience, needs and options of immigrant children who have recently entered the United States fleeing violence in their homelands.  Presenters will explore the history of trauma for immigrant children, identify unique challenges and provide responsive solutions to addressing the needs of immigrant children.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar you will:

  • Understand how the history and nature of the trauma immigrant children have experienced may inform your work with them
  • Recognize additional barriers they may need to overcome to successfully access your help
  • Identify ways you can implement what you’ve learned in your work with immigrant children


  • Giselle A. Hass, Psy.D., ABAP
  • Jennifer Podkul, Policy Director, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
  • Gail Pendleton, Executive Director, ASISTA Immigration Assistance

Questions? Please email Mie Fukuda at

This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-MU-MU-K011 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.