Upcoming Monthly Webinars

September 24 from 12PM – 1:30PM EST

Developmental and Mental Health Impact of Immigration and Detention on Children



This webinar presents the plight of Central American children and parents who spent time in immigration detention centers after fleeing their countries and transiting through Mexico. The effects of the family detention and separation are discussed in the context of the effects on children’s attachment reactions and family reunification. Interventions and services for these children and families after their release are discussed. Warning: The webinar includes pictures and videos of violence and children’s reactions to separation that may be disturbing to some viewers.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the many layers of trauma (pre-migration, in-transit, post-migration) that asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors and parents and children experience.
  • Recognize the effects of immigration detention and family separation on the attachment reactions of children.
  • Consider the various interventions and services that children and parents need and can benefit from.



LUIS H. ZAYAS, Ph.D., is dean and the Robert Lee Sutherland Chair in Mental Health and Social Policy at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School of The University of Texas at Austin. Zayas is both a social worker and developmental psychologist. His clinical work and research have focused on disadvantaged families, particularly Hispanic and other ethnic/racial minorities.


Register for this webinar through Greensboro AHEC via the button below. You will be sent a link to register with Zoom to receive the join link from lamesita@elfuturo-nc.org in the week before the webinar. Registration for this webinar closes the day before at noon: Thursday, September 23 at 12PM EST.

We hear you! Sliding scale for webinar prices:

In an effort to make sure our webinars are accessible and our information reaches a broad provider community, we are implementing a new sliding scale fee. $25 will cover the cost of your attendance at our webinar.
Paying more than $25 ensures we can continue to offer a sliding scale for folks who could not otherwise afford to attend and would benefit from these learnings. Regardless, we appreciate your commitment to high quality culturally responsive mental health care!
  • $0 – La Mesita Participant (I will benefit from this training but am not in a position to pay)
  • $10 – La Mesita Continuing Education Patron (I will cover the cost of my Continuing Education)
  • $25 – La Mesita Supporter (I will cover the cost of my Continuing Education and some of La Mesita’s team time)
  • $35 – La Mesita Equity Partner (I will cover the cost of Continuing Education for me and someone else in need of this training and support La Mesita)
  • $50 – La Mesita Equity Champion (I will cover the cost of everything for two people to attend this training)


We are now offering NBCC clock hours for our La Mesita webinars. We are no longer offering CME credits for these webinars!

This program has been approved for the following credits:

*1.5 Contact Hours (or 0.15 CEUs): Contact Hours include CEs for Social Workers, mental health clinicians, nurses, other healthcare providers, and several other disciplines who utilize contact hours.
CEUs are calculated by tenths. Example: 0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour of participation.

*1.5 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists: The Greensboro AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

*NBCC credit: this program is approved for 1.5 NBCC Hours
Greensboro AHEC, ACEP #5470, and El Futuro, Inc., ACEP #6947, have been approved by NBCC as Approved Continuing Education Providers and are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Both ACEPs are responsible for all aspects of this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

Participants should confirm continuing education credit information for licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). If you need any additional information about this webinar for your licensure, please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.

Upcoming La Mesita webinar:

Friday, October 22nd from 12-1:30PM: Integrating Advocacy into Mental Health Practice for Immigrant Victims of Crime with Jenny Lopez, MA and Jose Perez, BS




Cancellation Policy:

In the event of a cancellation, we will provide notification as soon as possible so participants can adjust their schedule accordingly. Participants that need to cancel may choose to do so at anytime but will not receive a Certificate of Completion.


Please reach out to Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org to let us know if you need accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to this event. We will work to the best of our abilities to fulfill all accommodation requests. 

The fine print:

Please contact Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org if you have a concern or complaint you’d like to share regarding La Mesita. While we do not promise any outcomes, the individual will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.

Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.

Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), and the Duke University Health System for their support of La Mesita: Latinx Mental Health Professional Network.