Advocating with Empathy: Awareness and Practical Guidance for Working with Unaccompanied Minors with Disabilities

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This interdisciplinary webinar training is being hosted by CILA’s social services team. The training was created for attorneys, legal staff, and social services advocates who want to learn more about how best to support unaccompanied minors with disabilities. Topics covered will include: an introduction to different types of disabilities, tips for creating a supportive environment, and considerations for working with clients as legal service providers and in legal settings. The training will offer resources that support clients in identifying community connections and encourage them to feel empowered and confident in advocating for themselves. This training focuses largely on increasing awareness and providing practical tips and guidance for advocates. Shalom Hernandez will enhance awareness and offer her lived experience, Laura Egan will offer tips from her experience working with clients with various disabilities in both disability law and immigration law, and Marissa Barrera will offer CILA resources to assist clients in finding community and advocate for themselves in medical settings. Our hope is that advocates leave the training feeling more empowered to advocate for their clients and learn additional ideas and tools to help empower their clients as well.

Speakers:

Marissa Barrera, CILA Managing Social Worker

Laura Egan, CILA Managing Attorney for Pro Bono & Communications

Shalom Hernandez, CILA Social Work Fellow

Time

April 24, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

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