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PROJECTS

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I am proud to be currently serving as a Fellow and the Director for the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso

DIVERSITY AND RESILIENCY INSTITUTE OF EL PASO

a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center

The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso was developed out of the successful launch of LGBTQI+ Sensitivity trainings for professionals in the El Paso, Texas area. The Borderland Rainbow Center became the operator of the Purple Pages, a directory of medical and mental health providers who operate LGBTQI+ friendly or affirming services, and through a grant, expanded upon their already substantial professional and community trainings. Through partnership with other professionals in the community, the base of training topics expanded, and now through this new project, The Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso is able to bring you many of those trainings in the convenience of you own home or office. 

At the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso, our Mission is to promote the values of diversity and inclusion through education and training, fostering resiliency in professional practice, company culture, and within the community. We offer access to material which will prepare mental health and social services professionals to competently and confidently engage with marginalized groups, expand their knowledge base, and increase social awareness. Corporate trainings help companies and organizations improve their workplace culture and practices, equipping them to engage a diverse workforce in a manner that goes beyond simply checking the boxes.  The Institute focuses on community education, providing content designed to inform, empower, and support community members.

NASW-TX SOGIE Committee
 

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I am currently serving as the Chair of the NASW-TX SOGIE Equity Committee. This committee strives to:

Empower Texas Social Workers, social work students, and the LGBTQ+ community
 

Advocate for and promote SOGIE-affirming policies, laws, programs, and services
 

Provide space for LGBTQ+ Texas Social Workers & allies to collaborate, share skills & resources to advance SOGIE-affirming social work
 

Develop actionable SOGIE-focused educational, advocacy, and practice guidance

 

 

Training and Consultation for Social Workers
 

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My goal is to help social workers get comfortable with advocacy and to fill in some of the gaps of information that we don't learn in school. I would love to support you in your journey of harnessing your skills to better advocate for yourself, your clients, and for systemic change.

 

More Information Coming Soon!

THE COALITION TO END CHILD DENTION- eL pASO
cecd- eL pASO

 

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The CECD- El Paso is a collective of advocates and activists dedicated to ending migrant child detention. 

 

mIGRANT THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT PROject
MTSP

 

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MTSP is a Nationwide network of therapists who will provide free or reduced rate services to children, caregivers, and families, who were impacted by family separation and are now living in the U.S. in foster care, with sponsors, and/or who have been reunited and are in need of therapeutic support.

 

 

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