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DROP IN CALL- Estamos Aquí: Cuidándonos a nosotr@s mism@s y a l@s demás – Esta será una reunión virtual de encuentro y apoyo
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

8 de Mayo de 2020 12:00 p.m. – 13:00. CST

Por el momento, nuestras vidas han cambiado drásticamente y much@s de nosotr@s nos encontramos trabajando en condiciones desconocidas. Creemos que, en tiempos de incertidumbre, el unirnos salvavidas. Le invitamos a unirse a nosotr@s en una oportunidad intencional de unirnos y conectarnos con otr@s intercesor@s de todo el país. Un espacio seguro para iniciar un diálogo sobre  desafíos, oportunidades y necesidades que much@s de nosotr@s enfrentamos mientras trabajamos de forma remota en tiempos de incertidumbre. Ven y comparte tus experiencias, para que junt@s podamos aprender y compartir . Esperamos verte.

**La sesión se facilitará en español e interactiva, asegúrese de tener acceso a un micrófono, una cámara web y un espacio silencioso.


Maria Christina Pacheco-Alcalá, M.Psy., Gerente de Proyectos, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network

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A Chicanx Approach to Mental Health: Constructing Wellness Part I
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

May 11, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST

Chicanx have a long history of contributions to the filed of psychology and mental health. Starting from our ancestral knowledge and healing, to the publication of “Chicano Psychology” in 1977 up until our current contributions. This webinar will cover foundational concepts of “Browning” counseling, describe traditional/individualistic concepts in mental health can be culturally incongruent to Chicanx/Latinx populations and review ways to decolonize of mental health.

In this webinar the participant will:

1. Gain an understanding of varying of mental well-being from a Chicanx perspective.
2. Understand ways to “brown” counseling interventions for Chicanx populations.
3. Identify how traditional concepts in mental health treatment maybe incongruent with Chicanx populations.

Dr. Manuel Xavier Zamarripa, Director and Co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology

Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, LPC-S is the director and co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology based in Austin, TX where he conducts community workshops as well as professional development training for educators and mental health professionals on issues related to Chicanx/Latinx wellness, cultural identity, and mental health from a cultural strengths framework. He is also Associate Dean of Counseling at Austin Community College District where he coordinates the delivery of mental health services to the student population, assists with the Behavioral Intervention Team, and leads the district’s suicide prevention and crisis response efforts. Previous experiences include Academic Program Director and Associate Professor in Clinical Mental Health and Counselor Education departments where his teaching focused on Multicultural Counseling, Diversity in Leadership, and Mexican American Counseling and Mental Health. Dr. Zamarripa has facilitated over 80 national and state professional presentations/trainings in psychology and education on issues of cultural responsiveness, social justice, psycho-social factors of academic achievement, and leadership. His publications (peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters) focus on counseling, assessment, and teaching of Chicanx and Latinx populations. His 20 years of clinical experience includes working with individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families in community and education settings (rural and urban) from varied economic and cultural backgrounds. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved supervisor and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology, his M.S. from Our Lady of the Lake in Counseling Psychology, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology.

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Estamos Aquí: Trabajo a Distancia: Consideraciones desde una organización culturalmente específica
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


May 13, 2020 2:00 p.m – 3:30 p.m. CST

This webinar will provide participants who work in a culturally specific organization with general considerations when working remotely from home. The presentation will include a review of trauma, historical trauma and their implications on direct service providers during this time of COVID-19; self-care; how to document work; and strategies to maintain survivors’ safety and confidentiality.

**The session will be facilitated in Spanish and interactive please ensure you have access to a microphone, webcam and quiet space.

Maria Christina Pacheco-Alcalá, M.Psy, Gerente de Proyectos, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network

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Estamos Aquí: Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other – Drop in Call [English]
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Estamos Aquí: Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other – Drop in Call [English]
May 15, 2020 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. CST
We invite you to join us in an intentional opportunity to come together and connect with other advocates from across the country. A safe space to engage in a dialogue about the challenges, opportunities and needs many of us are facing as we work remotely in times of uncertainty. Come and share your experiences, so that together, we can learn and share with each other. We hope to see you.
*The session will be interactive please ensure you have access to a microphone, webcam and quiet space.
Improving Access to Justice for Survivors by Ensuring Meaningful Language Access in the Courts in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond (2)
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

May 18, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST

State courts have an obligation to provide equal access to justice for all people. This requires recognizing the added barriers faced by individuals in different communities and developing policies and programs to help close that gap. The National Center for Access to Justice has ranked the New Mexico Judiciary among the top states in the nation for its language access initiatives. This webinar will describe their multi-faceted approach for assisting survivors of Intimate Partner Violence who have limited English proficiency, are deaf or hard of hearing, have communication disabilities, or have low literacy levels. They will focus on how they are adapting to address these critical needs during the public health emergency and beyond.

This interactive webinar will highlight some of the following promising practices:

• In-court and out-of-court remote interpreting;
• A multilingual interactive digital avatar and courthouse kiosks which integrate artificial intelligence, voice command, speech recognition and other technologies, to significantly improve access to court services for underserved communities in New Mexico;
• Development of policies and procedures to allow for the acceptance and rapid translation of pleadings in languages other than English, including petitions for orders of protection, as well as translations of orders of protection and custody determinations; and
• Improved services at first point of contact, such as training and certification of bilingual judiciary employees and the use of live chat machines, to assist LEP individuals and those with disabilities.

In this webinar the participant will:

• Facilitate greater access to justice by fostering more culturally and linguistically responsive practices in the courts
• Highlight promising practices and procedures to improve court access for individuals who have limited English proficiency, are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, or have low literacy levels
• Identify ways to adapt and improve existing programs and services to operate under the constraints of the pandemic and improve access for individuals who face additional barriers

 Judge Sylvia LaMar, District Court Judge, New Mexico First Judicial District, Division IV, Family Court

Hon. Sylvia LaMar, is a judge in the First Judicial District of New Mexico. She was appointed to the court by Governor Susana Martinez in November 2012 following the retirement of Judge Michael Eugene Vigil. She was elected in 2014 for a term that expires on December 31, 2020. Prior to joining the court, LaMar was an attorney in private practice; she specialized in personal injury and family law.

Paula Couselo-Findikoglu, Senior Statewide Program Manager of Language Access Services, New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts

Ms. Couselo-Findikoglu was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her Doctorate coursework in English at the Universidad del Salvador after earning a B.A. in Translation from the same university. She is a nationally recognized speaker in the language access field and she has spearheaded numerous initiatives that combine technologies to improve access to justice. She received a UNM-STC Innovative Award from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 2012 for the Language Access Specialist Certificate Program. As part of this ongoing program, she has co-authored several software applications for training purposes. She is also a Certified ADA Coordinator.

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