S7 Episode 15: Transforming Trauma into Hope and Action for Mixed Status Families with Reyna Montoya

S7 Episode 15: Transforming Trauma into Hope and Action for Mixed Status Families with Reyna Montoya


Episode Notes

How can teachers support students who have experienced immigration-related trauma? In today’s episode, Reyna Montoya shares with 3Ps in a Pod hosts Mary and Angelia about her journey through Arizona schools as an undocumented English language learner and then as a classroom teacher, which led to her creating the organization Aliento. This Phoenix-based organization works to transform immigration-related trauma into hope and action.

Montoya also talks specifically about how the current COVID-19 situation is impacting mixed status families and how teachers and leaders can address those students now and as schools prepare for a new school year in the fall.

Learn more about Aliento at alientoaz.org.

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.

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