Starting May 14, 2020, join United We Dream (UWD) and the National Latino Psychological Association (NPLA) on a series of ECHO sessions that will cover the importance of social support systems and how to create supportive groups in the face of COVID-19 and anti-immigrant policies.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the potential ending of DACA has deeply impacted the Latinx communities mentally and physically. This ECHO series will bring together mental health providers and community leaders who will address the need of this community and provide tools to face these difficult times.
The expert panel includes:
- Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, UT Health San Antonio
- Manuel Paris, PsyD, Professor, Yale University
- Alfonso Mercado, PhD, Associate Professor, UT Rio Grande
- Melanie Domenech, PhD, Professor Utah State University
- Jenny Garcia, UWD UndocuHealth Coordinator
Participants can receive a certificate of completion and 1 hour of professional development (PD/CEU) approved by the Texas Psychological Association.
Session Recordings and Resources
Check back often for new sessions. View all session recordings here.
Session 1: May 14, 2020
Session Summary: In this May 14, 2020 ECHO session on Building Resilience among DACA Recipients and Mixed-Status Families in the Face of Adversity, we discussed building support groups to overcome the compounded stress from COVID-19 and anti-immigration policy. The discussion was supported by a multi-disciplinary panel of experts in mental health, advocacy, and policy who shared guidance on forming effective support groups that meet the needs of the community.
Session 2: July 15. 2020
Session Summary: In the July 15, 2020 ECHO session on Building Resilience among DACA Recipients and Mixed-Status Families in the Face of Adversity, we discussed key elements and principles that shape and strengthen family dynamics within immigrant and undocumented communities. Attendees learned about tools and perspectives for directly impacted community members and youth to have transformative and healing conversations with their loved ones while discussing difficult personal topics that are experienced differently across generations, levels of privilege and life experience.