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Resilience, Healing, & Relational Repair

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
3:30 pm5:00 pm
Resilience, Healing, & Relational Repair

Resilience, Healing, & Relational Repair:
Transforming the impact of interpersonal and sociocultural trauma on young children and families

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Join us on Tuesday, March 16, from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, and hear from Dr. Vilma Reyes as we explore ways to apply trauma informed, relationship-based interventions, and tap into resilience to promote healing and relational repair in families.

Strengthening resilience affects every domain in children's development, family relationships, and health outcomes. Dr. Reyes will present real tools to help families recover from trauma, forced family separation, institutional racism, and toxic fear in support of the well being of young children and their families.

About Dr. Vilma Reyes
Dr. Vilma Reyes is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Child Trauma Research Program. Since 2009, she has been providing Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) services, training, clinical supervision, consultation and coordinating community-based mental health outreach services and evaluation. She is a national trainer in CPP and has co-authored articles and chapters on CPP theory and application.

Dr. Reyes developed a CPP-based group intervention, Building Bridges, which has been applied and researched in several community settings including 7 family shelters across 3 counties in the Bay Area, CA. This intervention was adapted to the displaced community in Bogota, Colombia and the Afro-Colombian community in Tumaco, Colombia. This adaptation, Semillas de Apego, is being researched in two randomized controlled studies with a sample size of over 1,200 families. Dr. Reyes has presented this research at national and international conferences, including the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

In addition to her Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Reyes has also earned a Master of Arts in Education and has experience offering consultation, supervision and training in trauma informed systems in school-based settings. Dr. Reyes is an immigrant from Peru and is devoted to increasing access to trauma informed services for Latinx immigrant families. She has done several lectures in national conferences on the intersection of immigration and trauma; with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees exposed to armed conflict, systemic oppression and racism.


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