TopicsBilingual - Spanish Bullying Children/Youth Issues Criminal Justice/Criminology Family Dynamics High-Risk Youth Issues Immigration Latino Issues Psychology/Mental Health Sex Social Work Spanish Women's Issues
- Acculturation and assimilation changes in the U.S.
- Mental health issues of children, adolescents and families
- Child abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Loss and grief issues
- First-generation students
- Service learning
Professor Marina Pereira has taught graduate courses in the Graduate Social Work program as MSU Denver. She has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 1999.
Professor Pereira is well versed in topics of mental health and families. She has special interest in issues of acculturation, diversity and first-generation Latino students. She was an advisor for the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW), a student organization that helps students develop and increase their sense of civic responsibility and community engagement by service learning activities.
Before teaching at MSU Denver, Pereira worked in the areas of medical social work and mental health, where she specialized in treating and advocating for children and families with a history of domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse.
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