Miriam Valdovinos PhD
Miriam G. Valdovinos, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Group Work. She is currently teaching HBSE-Macro (Fall) and Research Methods (Spring).
Her research is informed by her training in social welfare, psychology, public health, gender studies, and interdisciplinary studies. Over ten years of practice experience with domestic violence, social services and the criminal juvenile justice system inform her areas of specialization which include: interpersonal violence experiences in Latina/o communities; health effects on Latina immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence and their children; healing practices and historical trauma experiences in Latina/o communities; interpersonal relationships of undocumented immigrant youth and issues of social belonging and social exclusion. A focal point of Miriam’s research is to develop multi-pronged (e.g. micro and macro) culturally responsive prevention and psychosocial intervention programs that address the health and mental health effects of family violence on Latina/o immigrant families while considering systemic constraints such as poverty and income disparities.
Culturally-responsive prevention and intervention efforts to address intimate partner violence with immigrant families
Violence against women
Health outcomes [embodiment] of family violence in Latina/o immigrant communities
Experiences of exclusion and belonging for undocumented Latina/o immigrant families
Historical Trauma in Latina/o communities
Community-Based Participatory Research