Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges

ID: 4215WEB

Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This webinar will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better understanding of the immigration and acculturation process and experience. The webinar will include case presentations, statistical data, and stories that will expand a service provider’s knowledge on immigrant populations and their journey. Participants will be introduced to the Core Principals of Trauma Informed Care for displaced populations and learn useful assessment tools for working with clients. As a result, service providers will have a better understanding of the immigration processes, the challenges and myths of undocumented clients, and a greater ability to provide enhanced culturally competent services to the clients and families they serve.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural


Instructor: Monica Roldan, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Explain some of the ways immigrants arrived to the US.
• Identify some of the psychosocial stressors that immigrants experience during the acculturation process.
• Describe some of the actual facts behind some of the myths surrounding immigrants

Webinar Outline

10:00 am Welcome/Introduction

10:15 am Statistics and information / Illegal vs. Undocumented • Facts about immigrants:
• How do they come to the US
• Case Examples
• Listening to an interview
• More Case Examples
• Video – “Facundo the great”

11:00 am Acculturation

11:15 am Psychosocial Stressors / Listening to another story / More facts about immigrants

11:30 am Small groups – Each small group has a myth that they will discuss in the small group, then, they will decide if is true or false and will present it in the large group

11:45 am Two small videos

12:00 pm Presentation - Discussion of all 8 myths

12:30 pm Trauma Informed:
• Presentation of a podcast
• Definition of trauma informed
• Core principles of trauma informed

12:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Professionals

Content Level


Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Monica C. Roldan, LCSW, is a psychotherapist licensed in New York and New Jersey. In her career, Monica has always focused her efforts on working with women, specifically Latina women survivors of gender based violence, trauma, rape, childhood abuse, prostitution, and trafficking. An expert on issues regarding mental health and immigrant struggles, Monica has a deep understanding of the migration process, and its unique stressors

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