Yvonne Mendoza, LMSW
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
Mobile Unit Project Manager
Trauma and Grief Center, Texas Children's Hospital
|University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work||masters||Masters of Social Work||2015|
Yvonne Mendoza is a bilingual licensed Latina social worker who specializes in working with children and their families, in bridging mental health access in school settings. Yvonne has worked in schools in the Houston area as a mental health provider and counseled children and adolescents who struggled to cope with the effects of trauma and neighborhood violence, while addressing the school wide social-emotional needs of students. In addition, Yvonne worked to implement a trauma-informed framework within the schools she represented. Yvonne also worked in low socio-economic schools and implemented a community school model to address mental health, food scarcity, lack of educational attainment in parents and school parent involvement.
As the Mobile Unit Project Manager at The Trauma and Grief Center, Yvonne will have the opportunity to continue to work with schools and school districts to bridge the gap between mental health access and trauma-informed provider care. Using a collaborative approach, the TAG Mobile Clinic, will become available to treat and refer school children to high quality mental health care.