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Trinidad de Jesus Arguello Tri-County Community Services, Inc.

Trinidad de jesus Arguello, R.N., L.I.S.W.,M.S.W., Ph.D., born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, has a 32 year history working in mental health. Professional experience has included work both as a psychiatric nurse and as a psychiatric social worker. She has been able to integrate her direct practice experience with management of clinical teams and supervision of master level students in social work. jesus Arguello's management work has involved development and directorship of a home health program, supervisor for mental health team providing services to the mentally challenged, Supervisor of a batterer’s domestic violence program, Children and Family Program Coordinator for Hispanics at Centro de Bienestar, San Jose, California, and Director of Children and Family Out-Patient Services in Taos, New Mexico. She has developed a batterer intervention program and provided direct services for Hispanic men in Taos, New Mexico. jesus Arguello's has held adjunct faculty positions in various colleges and universities. She has also presented her work about cultural issues related Hispanic families and mental health and domestic violence in many conferences and workshops across the United States. She also serves on the New Mexico Mental Health/Behavioral Health Planning Council. Finally, jesus Arguello has served as the Taos County Coordinator for the American Red Cross, as well as being a First Disaster Responder for the ARC nationwide. At present, jesus Arguello was funded a grant by the NM Behavioral Health Service Department to implement an Assertive Community Treatment Program for the severe and persistently mentally ill population in her community.