Claudia Morales holds an LCSW, a Licence in Clinical Social Work in the State of California and a PPSC Pupil Personnel Services Credential in California to provide services in public schools. She received a Masters in Social Work earning High Honors from Cal State East Bay and a CalSwec Scholarship for her focus on community mental health. Her primary focus has been addressing the impacts of trauma on communities that have been disproportionately impacted by poverty, racism and current immigration and incarceration practices. She has worked with unaccompanied minors, and youth involved in the criminal justice system, as well as families impacted by trauma, violence, and mental illness.
Claudia’s work is informed by the writings of Paolo Freire, the poetry and teachings of June Jordan, the community work of Richard Valle, and the performance art of Marina Abramović and Kim Abeles, as well as the ancient native healing practices of Colombia. She is also inspired by the ongoing community organizing of creative people and social justice workers all over the world who work to reimagine more just, creative, and compassionate communities.
Her private practice is based in Whittier, California, where she provides Mental Health Therapy, Art Therapy, EMDR, Restorative Justice, and mental health workshops for students and leaders throughout California.
- National Association of Social Workers
- Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights