Aimee Hilado

Senior Manager, The Wellness Program, RefugeeOne

Speaker Bio

Aimee Hilado, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who actively teaches, conducts research and maintains a clinical practice with trauma-exposed refugee populations in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Hilado is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University where she teaches and conducts research around importance of early development, early childhood and adult mental health, social support, and culturally-sensitive clinical practice with immigrants and refugees. She also established the RefugeeOne Wellness Program in 2011, a mental health program at the largest refugee resettlement agency in Illinois. In 2016, her program integrated home visiting as a core clinical service for pregnant mothers and families with children under age three. Moreover, Dr. Hilado was selected as a ZERO TO THREE Fellow reflecting her commitment to supporting infant, toddlers and their families through her work. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of culturally sensitive, integrative clinical practice with immigrants and refugees. Her degrees are in social work and applied child development through Loyola University Chicago and Erikson Institute respectively.