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
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 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.
The State Firefighters and Fire Marshal's Association has invited us to their 141st Annual Conference in San Marcos! There, we have met with the brave men and women who risk their lives to save ours in times of crisis. While there, Dr. Villanueva presented for the firefighters. We thank them for extending their invitation to … Continue reading 141st Annual SFFMA Conference
The Nueva Luz Foundation was invited to join the All-Hazards Conference. We have enjoyed ourselves speaking with the first responders and attending the panels provided as well as having our own booth! Dr. Villanueva was given the honor to present to first responders on the effects of trauma and PTSD. We thank the coordinators of the … Continue reading All-Hazards Conference 2017
In Collaboration with the Lower Rio Grande Development Council, The Nueva Luz Foundation and Dr. Villauneva presented Understanding the Impact to first responders on the effects of trauma and PTSD. There was a staggering full house of first responders ready to learn about understanding what they can do to cope with their stressful, but important … Continue reading First Responders: Understanding the Impact