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DWMHA – ECLS – When Immigration Policies Frighten Families: Early Childhood Services Can Help

June 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Please contact Tiffanie at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org for questions.

Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and MI-AIMH – Early Childhood Learning Series

When Immigration Policies Frighten Families: Early Childhood Services Can Help

As immigration enforcement ramps up, so rises the fear of undocumented parents about the fate of their children.  There are about 6 million U.S. citizen children with at least one parent who is in the country illegally.  Research shows that harsh immigration enforcement policies have consistently undermined the health, economic security and overall wellbeing of children of immigrant families.  Join us, as we explore with a panel of infant mental health clinicians, who are working with families with immigration policy fears, to discuss best practices.  In addition, we will have an immigration lawyer join us to discuss the legal implications of these policies for families with young children.  The training will include case examples to illustrate the work with families affected by these policies.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration begins at: 8:30 AM

Location: The Guidance Center, Center For Excellence (bldg 2), 13111 Allen Rd., Southgate, MI 48195

Presenters: Carol Oleksiak, LMSW, IMH-E® Immigration Attorney Ellie Mosko Law, PC

  • Isabel Ramirez-Crudo
  • Fernande Ayoub
  • Amicia Gomez-Bowman
  • Sarah Dominguez
  • Kate Hanson


DNN-3 Mexican Citizenship Application copy

English-Immigration Raid Info Packet- Prepare and Protect Your Family copy

L. Zayas- Disrupting Young Lives- How Detention and Deportation Affect US-born Children of Immigrants copy

L. Zayas- Immigration Enforcement Practices Harm Refugee Children and Citizen-Children copy

S. Richards- How Fear of Deportation Puts Stress on Families copy

Spanish- Immigration Raid Info Packet- Prepare and Protect Your Family copy

Univision- Fear of Deportation of their Parents affects the mental health of children copy

W. Cervantes and C. Walker- Five Reasons Trump Immigration Orders Harm Children copy

Z. Stavely- Immigration Enforcement Policies Affect Childrens Health copy

Michigan Immigrant Service Provider Reference Guide.11.15.17 (1) copy

ACLUbustcard_eng_20100630 copy

ACLUbustcard_spa_20100630 copy

Family Preparedness Guide-English.8.2.17 copy

Family Preparedness Guide.Arabic. 8.3.17 copy

Familyemergency copy

Familyemergencyspanish (1) copy

Familyemergencyspanish copy

FRENCH KNOW YOUR RIGHTS 8.2.17 (without MI Un. pgs) copy

Michigan Immigrant Service Provider Reference Guide.11.15.17 (1) copy

MIRC KYR 2017 (English) 2017-06-05 (1) (1) copy

MIRC KYR 2017 (Spanish) 2017-06-05 (1) copy

Here is the link for the PIF campaign MIRC is running regarding the public charge rule change:
https://michiganimmigrant.org/protecting-immigrant-families-michigan can also join listserv for updates.

Save the Date Information for the: The Welcoming Michigan Convening and MCIRR Summit



Learning Objectives: Participants will …

  • Increase their understanding of immigration policy.
  • Have reading resources to better understand immigration issues for families with very young children.
  • Have a better understanding of the stress families who may be experiencing worries about their citizenship status.
  • Learn supportive strategies and interventions to work with families who may be experiencing worries about the immigration policies.
  • Think about the Parallel Process when working with families who are affected by Immigration Policies.
  • Have tools for supporting families when we accompany them to court

Continuing Education Information – 5.5 training hours:

Social Work – Approved for 5.5 Michigan SW CEU’s
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
NEW! Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include:

Building and maintaining relationships; Cultural Competence; Government, Law, Regulation; Responding With Empathy; Parent-Infant/Young Child Relationship-Based Therapies and Practices; Service Delivery Systems


This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register. If you work outside of Detroit-Wayne County and are interested in the training topic, please contact Tiffanie Martinez tmartinez@mi-aimh.org, MI-AIMH Communications and Training Specialist, about the possibility of bringing this trainer to your area.

Registration deadlines: Registration is expected to open in March/April

-Priority registration for Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program professionals ends May 24, 2018 at 9:00 am
-Registration will be open for other early childhood professionals within Detroit Wayne County from May 24 – 31, 2018
-Registration for everyone will close June 4, 2018

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at: tmartinez@mi-aimh.org or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617


June 7, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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