The New York Foundling’s Strong Families and Communities Training Center in collaboration with Dr. George Ramos is proud to announce that we are hosting a training on Immigration and Mental Health. This workshop is catered towards social service providers, mental health professionals, social workers, and family/ youth advocates who provide services to families and parents within New York City.  With recent news on immigration, we are seeking to provide assistance to social service professionals on gaining an understanding of the mental health needs and challenges that immigrant families face upon entering the United States.   For questions regarding this workshop please email SFC.Center@nyfoundling.org.    

Title: Immigration and Mental Health 

Date and Time: January 12, 2022 at 1pm-3pm 

Location: Zoom (link will be provided after registration)

Training Description:  In this workshop attendees will analyze the experiences of a variety of immigrant groups in the US ranging from. refugees, and undocumented folk to residents and asylum seekers. Attendants will learn how to provide support to these families and begin to understand their unique mental health needs and challenges.  We will also discuss the mental health needs specific to immigrant families. Lastly attendees will receive tools and resources to help support immigrant families with their mental health wellbeing.  

Audience: This training will be interactive and geared towards advocates, social workers, mental health professionals, and social services providers in New York City.  *Please note that this training is only available for professionals in New York City.   

Professionals with the following licensed will be eligible to receive 2 free continuing education credit LMHC, LMSW, LCSW, PSYD and PHD.  If you are seeking to obtain CEU’s please provide license number on the registration form.   

Register: Register Here   

Presenter:  

Dr. George Ramos is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State.  He received his Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervisor from the University of The Cumberlands in 2019 and his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nyack College in 2012.  Dr. Ramos provides mental health counseling in Immigration Mental Health Evaluations at his private practice, In Home Mental Health Counseling, PLLC.  Additionally, he a special consultant with New York City’s Department of Mental Health and Mental Hygiene while also providing trainings for ACS/CUNY Workforce and at Best Practice Trainers, LLC.  Dr. Ramos is an Associate Professor at Nyack College and an adjunct lecturer at New York University and Mercy College.