This summer, we have had the pleasure of hosting 14 student interns from the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley and Our Lady of the Lake University. They were able to learn about our ongoing mission to help first responders, veterans and their families affected by trauma and PTSD. On Friday, August 20th, we honored … Continue reading Congratulations Nueva Luz Intern Class of Summer 2021
This past Friday, we had our first graduates as “Trauma-Informed Peer Facilitators” from Mission PD. Our goal is to educate our first responders to facilitate critical incident debriefings internally within their respective departments. Safety, support, and wellness are crucial within the first 24 hours. Our facilitators participated in a 40-hour course consisting of psychophysiology, individual … Continue reading Nueva Luz Trains Mission PD to Become PEER Facilitators
This past October, Dr. Norma Villanueva and the staff and interns of Nueva Luz Foundation took a trip over to our community partner, STAIVA, in Brownsville. STAIVA is a nonprofit that helps veterans and their families in need. We held a training course for these veterans and their spouses on the effects of trauma and … Continue reading Nueva Luz Trains Veterans on PTSD and Trauma
Welcome to the Official Site of the Nueva Luz FoundationWe welcome you to our new and improved website. We are the Nueva Luz Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the Rio Grande Valley with the goal of bringing hope to those affected by trauma and PTSD.Our Mission, Our MottoOur mission is to further the health, welfare, … Continue reading About Us
The Nueva Luz Foundation is honored to partner with the Weslaco Fire Department in sending one of our counselors to the Youth Emergency Preparedness Camp to guide some of the students. At the camp, the students learned the fundamentals of becoming a member of the Community Emergency Response Team. The Nueva Luz Foundation is honored … Continue reading NLF at the Emergency Preparedness Camp
The Nueva Luz Foundation offers various services for anyone who has been affected by trauma. Through our philosophy of Understand, Cope, & Prevail, we aim to empower individuals to overcome any obstacle that they happen to face in life. Our programs are available for:VeteransVeterans Families/CaregiversFirst RespondersYouthFamiliesIndividualsThe Nueva Luz Foundation is helping empower individuals on a dailybasis. For us to … Continue reading Learn About Our Programs
Volunteering There is always a need for volunteers to donate their time and energy to support our cause. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join the list of NLF volunteers. Our team will keep you updated on what we’re doing and all of the upcoming volunteer opportunities. Internship We look forward to helping students broaden their … Continue reading Get Involved
The Nueva Luz Foundation was honored again this year to participate in the 2018 All-Hazards Conference! We have collaborated with our first responders that also participated. Dr. Villanueva performed her presentation on de-escalation for a full house of first responders! Thank you to the organizers of the event for inviting us.
Our Clinical Director, Dr. Villanueva trained the staff of CPS on the subject of traumas at the UTRGV CESS Building.
While the Summer is coming to an end, the back-to-school jitters arrive. Going back to school and getting back in into a routine can be stressful, not only for the students and teacher but for parents too! It’s important to prepare and organize some type of schedule before school starts. Having a schedule can help … Continue reading Back to School Prepping!