Carolina Rivera Parrott
Carolina (Kar-oh’-lee-nah) Rivera Parrott (she/her/ella) is a member of the Progreso Latino Fund Advisory Committee. She is a Boricua, Bilingual and Bi-cultural Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Presently, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Social Work, Clinical Supervisor, ACCESS Mental Health Behavioral Health Clinician and the Director of the Advance Clinical Social Work Fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center.
With extensive experience in the field of Clinical Mental Health, she is deeply passionate about serving and supporting children and families of diverse backgrounds, including monolingual-Spanish speaking families, migrants, survivors of complex trauma, systems impacted families and underserved individuals.
Carolina is committed to social change and dedicated to teaching and training in the field of Mental Health. She comes to the field of Social Work with a personal and professional dedication to fostering an equitable society by dismantling systemic inequities that exist specifically for underrepresented individuals. She is driven by her understanding that affecting change for individuals cannot be contained to individual treatment but must include creation of communities that support children and adolescents. To this end, she has been active in engaging the New Haven community to support children, adolescents, and their families.
Most recently, her partnerships with community members led to the establishment of Someone Cares, a project dedicated to ensuring that community members in need have access to the resources that support their sense of personal integrity and pride. She delights in creating memories with her family and serving in youth ministry with her husband. Her hobbies include reading, visiting local coffee shops, New Haven Pizza, and strength training.