Aimee Hilado, Ph.D., LCSW, is an assistant professor of social work at Northeastern Illinois University and the Manager of RefugeeOne’s Wellness Program, a mental health program serving immigrants and refugee children and adults in one of the largest resettlement agencies in Chicago. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a doctorate in social work with distinction from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s degree in applied child development from Erikson Institute. Her teaching, research, and practice interests are informed by her clinical work with trauma-exposed new immigrants over the past eight years. Additionally, Dr. Hilado has been recognized at national conferences including the Zero to Three National Training Institute and the Council on Social Work Education for her practice and research efforts around refugee mental health and early intervention for vulnerable immigrant children and their families. Moreover, Dr. Hilado has served as an expert witness and consultant in the area of refugee mental health on state criminal cases and she continues to publish in the areas of mental health, trauma, program evaluation and culturally sensitive clinical practice with new immigrant and refugee children and families.