Create A Therapy Group

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Create A Therapy Group

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The fastest growing population group in the United States (US) and the largest ethnic minority, Hispanics (also often referred to as Latinos) are projected to constitute nearly 30% of the nation’s population by 2060 (Colby & Ortman, 2014). According to the results acquired from the study conducted to analyze if changes to legal status impact psychological wellbeing among Latino immigrant young adults suggest that the change from undocumented to lawfully present immigrants is associated with positive health outcomes. (Patler & Laster,2018). Miscommunication, lack of information, and lack of resources can hinder the progress of immigrants living in the US.

Group Purpose:

Will provide education, information, and support to immigrant participants about laws, policies, and resources available to them in Miami-Dade County.

Group structure:

▪ Number of meetings: 6-week program

▪ Frequency of meetings: Once per week during four consecutive weeks

▪ Length of Meeting: 6:30pm-7:30pm

▪ Location: Betty T Ferguson Recreational Complex’s Orichid Room located at 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

▪ Size of group: Up to 40 members

Group Composition:

Age and sex of members:

▪ 18 years old and older

▪ Immigrants

▪ Non-gender specific

Social/emotional level and capacity of members:

▪ Non-suicidal members

▪ Able to read and write

▪ modeling positive behaviors

▪ Be considerate of others’ feelings, wants, and needs

▪ Express interest in daily activities

▪ Respect others’ viewpoints

▪ Provide encouragement and support

Behavioral pattern relevant to members:

▪ Group members will be on time

▪ Group members will attend the entire length of the meeting

▪ Group members will be respectful and considerate of every member

▪ Group members will not share any personal information shared by groups with anyone


Group Recruitment:

NeighborhoodHelp members already enrolled in the program will be screened by an outreach worker and will be introduced to Groupo ESTABILIDAD. Members must voluntarily enroll into Group ESTABILIDAD.


Meeting Pattern:

⁃ 6:30pm-6:40pm- Brief introductions and overview of topics being discussed during meeting

⁃ 6:40pm-7:00pm- Group discussion of the week followed

⁃ 7:00pm- 7:15pm- Open discussions

⁃ 7:15pm-7:30pm- Closing questions regarding the topic discussed and preparation for the following week

Evaluation of Effectiveness:

Members will complete a 25 question pre-test and post-test questionnaire to evaluate basic awareness on topics being discussed: laws, policies, and resources available to immigrants residing in Miami-Dade County.


Agency Policies that may affect the Group Development:

▪ Budget

▪ Transportation

▪ Child care

▪ Privacy

▪ Safety

Key People:

▪ Lourdes Martin, MSW, LCSW/Clinical Instructor/Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP Suervisor

▪ Béatrice Farnsworth, MS, MSW, LCSW Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP Assistant Supervisor

▪ Michelle D. Mason, Senior Associate Dean of the Community Lawyering Clinic (CLC)

▪ Zoraya Ledesma Esq.,Sr. Administrative Assistant Law Clinical Programs

▪ Sergeant Guzman, Safety Officer

▪ Sophia Lacroix, Senior Community Outreach Coordinator

▪ Natasha Lopez, Administrative Assistant for Outreach Team