Nuestras voces/Our Voices: Wise Latinas en la lucha



Nuestras Voces Keynote Presenters

Carlos A. Cuevas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Carlos Cuevas is an assistant professor at Northeastern University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He earned his B.A. in clinical psychology from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.

Prior to his arrival at Northeastern University he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Cuevas's research interests are in the area of family violence, victimization and trauma, and sexual offending. Specifically, his current work is examining interpersonal violence among Latinos and its association to other forms of victimization, psychological distress, and service utilization. His research also looks at the connection between victimization and delinquent behavior in adolescents, focusing on mental health and the role it plays in the victimization-delinquency link. He has recently begun work on a study that will examine dating violence and help-seeking among Latino adolescents. Dr. Cuevas also specializes in statistics, research methodology, and psychological assessment. Specifically, some of his work has focused on the psychological assessment of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the psychometric properties of PTSD instruments in specialized populations. As a licensed psychologist in the state of Massachusetts he has a private practice providing community-based clinical services. His work is primarily in the assessment and treatment of victims of family violence, and risk assessment and treatment of sexual offenders. In the past he has worked in various settings as a clinician including inpatient facilities, outpatient community agencies, correctional facilities, and college counseling centers. Dr. Cuevas also does forensic work providing expert consultation and testimony on these topics.

Dr. Chiara Sabina, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Penn State Harrisburg School of Social Sciences

Dr. Sabina's research centers on understanding partner violence among diverse groups and responses to victimization.   Currently, her work is focusing on the interpersonal victimization of Latino women and adolescents.  

Two National of Institute of Justice funded studies, Sexual Assault Among Latinas and Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents, document the rates of interpersonal victimization among the population, psychosocial functioning, help-seeking responses, and cultural factors that may influence these processes.   Additional research interests include socio-structural factors affecting partner violence, the relationship between varying forms of victimization, and partner violence among other groups such as college students and sexual minorities.   As a postdoctoral fellow at the Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, she examined rates and correlates of intimate partner violence among college students internationally.   Her work has been published in several journals including Violence Against Women and Violence and Victims .   Dr. Sabina teaches courses on statistics, research methods and race, gender, class, and sexual identity diversity.   She teaches in the Community Psychology and Social Change masters program and contributes to Penn State Harrisburg's Honors Program.   On the national level, she is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association's Society for Community Research and Action, serving as Member at Large for Early Careers.   Due to her efforts on behalf of women, she was awarded the Coretta Scott King Women for Diversity Award.   She earned her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from Loyola University Chicago.

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