Cultural Considerations when Advocating for Refugee and Asylum-seeking Youth: An Intersectionality Approach
Chanel S. Rodriguez, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
via Zoom, Saturday, March 27, 2021 | 10am to 11am EST.
This webinar will be a space for counselors to learn applied ways in how to advocate for refugees and asylum seekers when considering all their identities in relation to power, privilege, and oppression.
- There are different sectors that will be addressed when talking about what advocacy looks like (i.e., school-based, school counselors, counselors in agencies and non-profit organizations, and private practice).
- There is a clear need in the mental health literature that if refugees and asylum seekers do not receive mental health services, there will be poor mental health outcomes (Li, Lidell, & Nickerson, 2016).
- In addition, there are ethical and legal considerations in counseling when working with refugees and asylum seekers. Other applied ways and considerations that entail doing things outside of the counseling room.
- Finally, how are we providing cultural empowerment for our clients to connect with their own power to advocate for themselves and overcome oppressive experiences that have become barriers (Bemak & Chung, 2017).
We are obligated to continue advocating for not just our profession, but our communities as well. Refugees and asylum seekers are a part of our communities.
Attendees will learn:
1) legal and ethical considerations when working with asylum-seeking and refugee youth
2) what advocacy looks like in different sectors (i.e., school-based, school counselors, counselors in agencies and non-profit organizations, and private practice)
3) learn applied ways on how to advocate for refugees and asylum seekers youth when considering all their identities using Intersectionality Theoretical approach
Chanel Rodriguez (she/ella/her/suya) is a third-year doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Counseling and Counselor Education program. Chanel is Cuban-Iranian from Orlando, Florida. She has clinical and research experiences with immigrants, children of immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seeking children and adolescent populations. She is currently working on her dissertation that is looking at the lived experiences of adolescents seeking asylum in the United States. She also provides counseling services in English and Spanish. Chanel is passionate in advocating for her clients, community, and family through her clinical, teaching, supervision, and research.
$5 MCA Students/Retirees
$10 MCA Professional Members
$20 Professional Non-members
Attendees may earn 1 NBCC Credit Hour; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.
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