Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Immigrant Children
- Wednesday, February 24, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
- Off Campus San Marcos Public Library
Benjamin Aguilar, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist, has worked with unaccompanied immigrant minors and families for over five years. He studies the impact of risk, adversity, and trauma on child development as well as the influence of attachment and adversity on antisocial behavior, delinquency, and aggression in high-risk populations. His clinical work focuses on children, adolescents, and families from stressful and often traumatic backgrounds who are struggling with school, family issues, and substance use, and who are often involved with child protection and juvenile justice systems. A recent emphasis has been working with immigrant children and families who are fleeing chronic violence and trauma.
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