The Children’s Partnership and California Immigrant Policy Center have come together to host a symposium on the impact of anti-immigrant activities and rhetoric on the mental health and wellbeing of children in immigrant families. The event will also highlight the findings from Healthy Mind, Healthy Future, a joint research and policy project. The event will be held on March 8th at The California Endowment’s Oakland office.
This symposium will provide service providers, advocates, funders, legislators, teachers, and community stakeholders with the opportunity to learn about and engage in policy and programmatic recommendations that aim to protect and advance the health and wellbeing of children in immigrant families.
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Thank you for registering for our Healthy Mind, Healthy Future Symposium
We look forward to seeing you on March 8th! This page contains additional programmatic information and logistical details that we hope will answer any questions you may have.
Plenary I: Immigration Policy Landscape; speakers include:
- Layla Razavi, Policy Director, CIPC
- Vanessa Ceceña, Human Rights Program Associate, American Friends Service Committee
Plenary II: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement Policies on Children’s Mental Health; speakers include:
- Vilma Reyes, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry, Child Trauma Research Program
Plenary III: Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families; speakers include:
- Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center
- Aracely Navarro, Policy and Government Relations Manager, The Children’s Partnership
- David Mermin, Partner, Lake Research Partners
- Workshop I: Community Safety
- Workshop II: Improving Access to the Safety Net
- Workshop III: Continuum of Mental Health Services for Children
Closing Panel: A Dialogue on California’s Role in Advancing the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families
- Mayra E Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership
- Gina Da Silva, Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
- Toby Ewing, Executive Director, Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission
- Giannina Perez, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
- Marcela Ruiz, Chief, Immigration and Refugee Programs Branch, California Department of Social Services
For the full symposium program please click here.
The Oakland Conference Center is located on the corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).
✓ Street parking available
✓ 19th Street Bart Bike Parking Information
Get off BART at 19th Street Oakland Station
Use the 20th Street exit
Telegraph Plaza Public Parking
Address: 2100 Telegraph Avenue Oakland 94612
Entrance: 21st & Telegraph Ave.
Hours: M-F 6:00am- 6:00pm
Rate: $1.00/20 min, $12.00/ Daily Max, $8.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am), $4.00/
Overnight, $20.00/Lost Coin Fee
Address: 1975 Webster Street Oakland 94612
Entrance: Thomas L. Berkeley/ 20th & Webster, on Webster
Rate: $2.53+tax/20 min, $17.72+tax / Daily Max (up to 10 hrs.), $21.10+tax /Vans & Trucks,
$5.91+tax / Motorcycles, Overnight, $20/Lost Coin Fee
Douglas Parking/ California Bank & Trust:
Address: 2003 Franklin Street Oakland 94612
Entrance: 20th & Franklin, on Franklin
Rate: $3.00/30 min (*or fraction thereof), $12.00 / All Day
*1 hour Free w Bank Validation
Address: 450 21st Street Oakland 94612
Entrance: 21st Street, Between Broadway/Telegraph
Rate: $10.00 / Daily Parking
Franklin Plaza Garage:
Address: 1719 Franklin Street Oakland 94612
Entrance: 411 19th Street, off Franklin
Rate: $1.00/20 min, $18.00/ Daily Max, $10.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am)
Located across the street from The California Endowment
Cost is $12/day.
City Oakland Parking Structure:
About one block away from The California Endowment
Registration is currently closed for our Healthy Mind, Healthy Future Symposium. If you registered to attend, but your plans have changed please email Nancy Olivares at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can accommodate for those who are currently on our waitlist.
Some of our esteemed panelists are going green and have shared the following resources for you to access during or following the Symposium at your convenience:
Plenary I: Immigration Policy Landscape
- Immigration Policy from a Child’s Perspective presentation by Layla Razavi, CIPC, and Vanessa Cecena, American Friends Service Committee
- Please note that the nature of the presentation format limits shareability. Please contact Layla Razavi at email@example.com with any additional questions
Plenary II: The Impact of Immigration Enforcement Policies on Children’s Mental Health
- The Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Children’s Mental Health presentation by Dr. Vilma Reyes
Plenary III: Healthy Mind, Healthy Future: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families
- Healthy Mind, Healthy Future presentation by Cynthia Buiza, CIPC; Aracely Navarro, TCP; and David Mermin, Lake Research Partners
Workshop I: Safe Spaces for All
- Protocols for Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Actions and Inquiries from Moreno Valley Unified School District
- AB 699 Mandates Support for Immigrant Families
- La Clinica de la Raza presentation
- Supporting Immigrant Students presentation from Californians Together
Workshop II: Justice in the Safety Net
- Food for All: Protecting and Expanding Food Access for Immigrants presentation from California Food Policy Advocates
- CalEITC: Promoting the Wellbeing of Immigrant Children and Families presentation from California Immigrant Policy Center
Workshop III: Continuum of Mental Health Services
- Ready California includes resources to get legal help in your zip code
- Elevating The Soul: Guidelines for Regeneration During Impact Moments from UndocuHealing Project
- Detention of Immigrant Children article from American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Circle Project resource from UndocuHealing Project:
Sorry We’ll Miss You!
Throughout the day, we will be streaming video of the plenaries from our Healthy Mind, Healthy Future Symposium. Interested in watching? Check out our Facebook page to watch the Facebook Live!
We will be posting live updates during the Healthy Mind, Healthy Future Symposium on our social media channels. If we are not friends already on social, feel free to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, or follow the #HealthyMindHealthyFuture hashtag throughout the day to get the latest information.
And don’t forget to read our report findings and recommendations on what you can do to protect and advance the health of our children.
If you’re interested in joining the waitlist for Healthy Mind, Healthy Future Symposium, please email Nancy Olivares at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond if any seats become available.