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NJPA Grand Rounds: Immigration Basics
Friday, March 06, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Category: NJPA Programs

NJPA Grand Rounds: Immigration Basics
Presented by Professor Randi Mandelbaum, JD, LLM
Friday, March 6, 2020
NJPA Headquarters – 354 Plaza Café
354 Eisenhower Parkway
Livingston, New Jersey 07039 
2 CE Credits Available
10:00 AM – 12:15 PM


This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration Fee:  NJPA Member: $40 | NJPA Sustaining Member: $ 34 | NJPA Student Member: $20 | NJPA ECP: $30 | Non-member: $80 

Program Schedule:
• 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration
• 10:00 AM -12:15 PM Program (2 CE)
• 10:15 AM-10:30 AM (15 min Break)
• 12:15 PM Program Conclusion

The program will begin by outlining some basic terminology concerning immigration law and the various governmental agencies and courts with which immigrant children and families must interact.  It will then provide a contextual overview of why and how so many migrant children and families are escaping to the United States and the trauma they likely experienced both in their home countries and on their journeys to the United States.  The program also will explain some rights that immigrants have, how they can protect themselves, and ways in which families can plan if a parent or parents fears detention or deportation.  And finally, the program will teach participants about the different forms of immigration relief available to children so that attendees can better understand when a child might be eligible for lawful permanent residence status and when a referral to an attorney might be fruitful. The overarching goal is for psychologists to have a better understanding of the lives and perspectives of their immigrant child and adult clients. 

This program has been coordinated with direct input from Susan Cohen Esquilin, PhD, Immigration Emergency Action Group, subcommittee of CODI

Learning Objectives:
1.Describe the different categories of immigration status (i.e., citizenship, lawful permanent resident status, temporary status, undocumented) and the varying governmental agencies with which immigrant children and families must interact
2.Explain why and how so many migrant children are arriving in the United States, and in New Jersey in particular
3.Discuss some of the leading causes of trauma in recently-arrived migrant children
4.Identify the leading forms of immigration relief for children
5.Understand when a referral to an attorney might be advisable
6.Refer clients to a toolkit if they are concerned about the welfare of their children should they be detained or deported

Target Audience: 
Psychologists; Psychiatrists; Social Workers; Nurses, Physicians; Educators; Mental Health Providers; Marriage and Family Therapists; Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Program sophistication: Introductory: no basic knowledge of the specific content is required.

The presenter does not have any commercial support and/ or conflict for interest for this program. NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared. NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach.

ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact [email protected] for more details.

Registration Policies:  On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20. Refunds less a $10 administrative fee will be granted until February 20, 2020. No refunds after February 20, 2020.