URAP

Maria Calderon

Fuerte: School-Based Prevention Program Targeting Newcomer Latinx Immigrant Youth

Fuerte is a school based program implemented in various high schools in the San Francisco school district. The program targets newcomer Latinx youth who have arrived in the U.S five years or less post arrival, who are at risk of experiencing traumatic stress. In particular FUERTE focuses on providing mental health resources to students and connecting them to the school’s wellness center and other resources necessary, as well as improving their social functioning, allowing students to meet other students from their school who share a similar story.

Message to Sponsor

I would like go thank the donors for allowing me to be part of such an amazing experience. This has allowed me to know a bit more about research in psychology and for that I am grateful.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Mentor: Dr. William Martinez, Dept. of Psychiatry