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Virtual ‘Healthcare Without Borders’ Conference Set for March 2

Immigrant child healthcare

The second annual Healthcare Without Borders conference, “Providing Clinical Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children,” will take place Thursday, March 2, from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Zoom.

This free, virtual conference is open to the general public and will be especially helpful to medical and mental health professionals, nonprofit agency stakeholders and their leadership. Register online at

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Keynote speaker Brenda Punsky

The conference will feature a live, open discussion with community providers and members from across New York talking about issues surrounding equitable and culturally sensitive healthcare for undocumented people in our communities, specifically Latinx, unaccompanied immigrant children and adolescents. Participants will learn about various local organizations that accompany Latinx, immigrant youth and families in care, in addition to available resources at Stony Brook Medicine.

The event is made possible by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University; the Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity Initiatives; and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.

Keynote Speaker

Brenda Punsky, LCSW, LLM
Advocacy Director, Senior Psychotherapist, Terra Firma
Terra Firma is a New York–based organization that assists trauma-informed services tailored to unaccompanied immigrant youth and asylum-seeking families.

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Guest speaker Fenix Nikaurys Arias

Guest Speaker

Fenix Nikaurys Arias, PhD
Manager of Administration Yonkers Public Schools
Researcher and advocate for social justice, inclusion, exclusion, sociopolitical dynamics of minoritized and sub-cultural groups.

Continuing education credits are available. Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for social workers.

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