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Immigration Trauma: A Special Focus on Central American Immigrants

  • LINCOLN 51 Marina Boulevard Pittsburg, CA, 94565 United States (map)


In this training, participants will be review risk factors and exposure to trauma that Central American experience in their country of origin as well as while residing in the United States. Participants, initially, will review a general introduction to the Latina American population, such as differences between Latinos/Hispanics/LatinX. The diversity found throughout Latina America will be highlighted to create a foundation in exploring the trauma and challenges that are specific to Central America. Lastly, participants will identify ways to engage with LatinX families that is considered supportive and culturally responsive.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review exposure to trauma and challenges typically found in Latin American countries, specifically Central America

  2. Identify common challenges between LatinX families and their service providers

  3. Identify ways to engage in a therapeutic relationship that is positive and culturally responsive


Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW has worked in the mental health/social services field for over 18 years. She has worked in various settings in Northern and Southern California, including residential and community-based services, through services such as Wraparound, therapy, and violence prevention work. Jeanette has worked extensively with youth and families, especially in the area of trauma, including supporting youth and families in specialized services that address gang involvement, sexual exploitation, immigration trauma, and issues related oppression, racism, and acculturation issues. Jeanette is a bilingual Salvadoran-American professional who enjoys practicing mostly from a social justice, relational, and psychodynamic approach. She currently holds a Private Practice in Berkeley and is a Clinical Supervisor for East Bay Agency for Children.


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for five (5) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.

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