Cruzando Fronteras: Addressing Trauma and Grief in Children Impacted by the Violence in the US-Mexico Border

  • Ivelisse Torres Fernandez New Mexico State University
  • Gilda Olivia Rios Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Ana Laura James New Mexico State University
  • Angelic Martinez New Mexico State University
  • Azucena Bravo New Mexico State University

Abstract

The focus of paper is to provide an overview of the Cruzando Fronteras project. The aim of the project was to provide assistance to school-age children who have been impacted by the violence in the US-Mexico Border. The target population for this project was130 children grades 4th and 5th from a southwestern United States elementary school. Children participated in an 8-week program that combined elements of social emotional learning (SEL) and narrative therapy. A detailed description of the program will be provided. Lessons learned and recommendations for future implementations will be also addressed.

Author Biography

Ivelisse Torres Fernandez, New Mexico State University

Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

Assistant Professor

Published
2013-04-04
How to Cite
Torres Fernandez, I., Rios, G. O., James, A. L., Martinez, A., & Bravo, A. (2013). Cruzando Fronteras: Addressing Trauma and Grief in Children Impacted by the Violence in the US-Mexico Border. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 46(3). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v46i3.304