Fabricia Prado is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Georgia and obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from Kennesaw State University. Fabricia also holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, PUC-GO, Brazil.
Fabricia has been working with the Latino community in Georgia since the beginning of her graduate internship program in 2010. She began by performing biopsychosocial evaluations for Latinos in their homes, substance abuse evaluations for court mandated clients, and facilitated values clarification and anger management groups for Latina women. After graduation, Fabricia worked at CETPA, a Latino behavioral health treatment and prevention non-profit organization serving as a Primary Counselor for Spanish and Portuguese speaking clients.
Fabricia obtained specialized trainings in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Trauma Focused CBT and EMDR in order to best help the demand of working with trauma within the Latino community. Fabricia successfully implemented a SAMHSA funded Telecounseling program at CETPA, holding the Program Manager and Lead Counselor position. This innovative program prioritized treatment for Latinos in rural and underserved areas of Georgia struggling with substance use and mental health disorders.
Currently, Fabricia has been working with the National Hispanic & Latino PTTC and ATTC under their cultural and linguistic approach to expand their training resources and webinars to include Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish. Fabricia has obtained certification as an ACE Interface Master Trainer and through the NHL PTTC/ATTC and is working to increase community awareness of the prevalence of ACEs and its public health impact for the building resiliency in the Hispanic and Latino organizations and communities.