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IBS Research Talk: Catherine DeCarlo Santiago
February 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Join in person or via Zoom, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the password. A graduate student lunch will follow the talk in 155B from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, please RSVP. Title: Translating Youth and Family Assets to Community Intervention Abstract: This talk will describe a program of research that includes (1) examination of youth and family assets to inform the development of intervention and prevention, and (2) evaluation of intervention effectiveness and implementation in community settings. Research identifying youth and family assets that inform intervention programming will be discussed. In addition, the talk will include work evaluating school and community interventions for youth who have experienced stress and trauma. Current work examining a strength-based intervention for refugee and immigrant youth designed to promote mental health during resettlement will be described along with school wide approaches for strengthening supportive contexts. Bio: Catherine DeCarlo Santiago, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Santiago received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver and completed her clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Santiago’s program of research focuses on community-based interventions that address stress, trauma and resilience among children and families. In partnership with school and community leaders, administrators, clinicians, and parents, Dr. Santiago conducts school- and community-based intervention research. Her work draws on mixed methods approaches to examine intervention effectiveness, implementation, and sustainability. Dr. Santiago is a member of the Coalition for Immigrant Mental Health and a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Human Rights of Children at Loyola, where she promotes trauma-informed policy and advocacy work.