Assessing Psychological Impact of Trauma in Victims of Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, or Human Trafficking - 4 CEs
Presented by Dr. Mariela Shibley
Friday, October 23, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), victims of battery or extreme cruelty committed by a spouse or certain family members may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident (get a Green Card).
Victims of certain crimes or human trafficking who have suffered psychological or physical harm and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity may qualify for a U or T nonimmigrant status (U visa or T visa).
A psychological evaluation can be extremely helpful for the adjudicator to understand the psychological impact of abuse and trauma and the short-and long-term effects it can cause. The opinion of a mental health expert is often a determining factor for whether a petition will be approved or denied.
Learn how you can contribute to helping some of the most vulnerable undocumented immigrants rebuild their lives in the aftermath of trauma.
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