Christina Marquez

Speakers Bureau Member

CHRISTINA MARQUEZ (she/her), is committed to promoting resilience amongst historically marginalized communities through supporting the development and implementation of trauma-informed community programs and systems. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis with a double major in Psychology and Chicana/o Studies in 2010. Christina proceeded to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University which she obtained in 2017.

Christina has over 15 years of experience providing direct services as a community educator. She has worked with children in primarily educational settings, serving children of all ages across the developmental lifespan, from as young as 18 months up to 24 years old. Recognizing the impact of trauma on developmental outcomes, Christina expanded her reach beyond the children she was working with and began to teach psycho-educational programs to children and their parents– addressing the interpersonal challenges that trauma experiences present for relation dynamics within family systems. Today, Christina works as an administrator for the Los Angeles County Office of Education Head Start and Early Learning division.

Training topics include:
-Impact of Trauma on Families, a Cultural, Relational, and Multi-generational Perspective
-Uplifting Resilient Communities Through Promoting Opportunities for Connection
-Raising Resilient Children: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Caregiving
-Trauma-Informed Youth: Uplifting Resilient Communities through Youth Engagement
-Attachment and reflective functioning in low-income Latin American immigrant children
-Income barriers to academic and occupational achievement among adolescents

Presentations topics include:
-An exploratory investigation of attachment and reflective functioning in low-income Latin American immigrant children residing within the United States
-Childhood sexual abuse and attachment insecurity as unique and interactive correlates of children’s PTSD symptoms
-Parental conditional regard and the links between parental anxiety, immediacy, and child anxiety
-Income barriers to academic and occupational achievement among adolescents.
-Time perspective and well-being: Adolescents who talk with peers about the past, present, and future are physically healthier