Sarah K Howell, LCSW-S is the school social worker at Las Americas Newcomer School in Houston ISD. She manages the social work department at Houston reVision and is the founder of STAR (Survivors of torture, asylees and refugees) Counseling and Consultation and STAR Support a 501c3. Sarah has built her career working with immigrants and refugees and specializes in trauma and torture survivors within those populations. Additionally, Sarah is passionate about educating others about trauma and trauma informed education. Sarah is an advocate for the immigrant and refugee community as well as mental health services for youth. She has published book chapters on refugee trauma and school-based interventions for immigrant and refugee youth. She has traveled extensively to understand the clients she works with, including trips to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya and Northern Triangle countries; Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to trace the journey Unaccompanied minors are making north and the experience of those that are forced to return. She co-facilitates the Central American Minors Working Group in Houston. TX and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on trauma and forced migration.