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Trauma

Immigration Enforcement Fear and Anxiety in Latinx High School Students: The Indirect Effect of Perceived Discrimination

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

Immigration Enforcement Fear and Anxiety in Latinx High School Students: The Indirect Effect of Perceived Discrimination

Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Randy Capps, Tzuan Chen, Natalia Giraldo-Santiago, Anjely Huertas, and Nubia A. Mayorga; Journal of Adolescent Health (August 20, 2020)

This study explored the impacts of immigration enforcement on fear and anxiety among Latinx high school student and the role of perceived discrimination in this association.

Trauma-Informed Care Model for Immigrant Hispanic and Latino Clients

By | Culture: Issues and Competencies, Highlighted Resources, Practice, Practice Highlight, Social Work, Social Workers, Trauma

Trauma-Informed Care Model for Immigrant Hispanic and Latino Clients

National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (March 2021) 

This informative booklet presents trauma-informed approaches and trauma-specific treatment services as preferable models to manage Latino populations’ culturally specific experiences to increase engagement and improve treatment outcomes.

Unseen Costs: The Direct and Indirect Impact of U.S. Immigration Policies on Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being

By | Child Well-Being, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Topics, Trauma

Unseen Costs: The Direct and Indirect Impact of U.S. Immigration Policies on Child and Adolescent Health and Well-Being

Joseph Mattingly II, Laurel Kiser, Sherika Hill, Ernestine C. Briggs, Carrie Purbeck Trunzo, Zafar Zafari, and Theresa S. Betancourt, Journal of Traumatic Stress (August 13, 2020)

Utilizing economic modeling techniques, this study examines the literal direct and indirect costs of the Zero-Tolerance Policy upon the children who were separated from their parents at the border. Estimates from the study indicate that, compared to a baseline “No Detention” scenario, zero-tolerance migration policy cost more per child and proved to be of more significant expense to our healthcare system. The authors surmise that such policy is not only morally distressing but also economically disadvantageous. 

Enforced Separations: A Qualitative Examination of How Latinx Families Cope With Family Disruption Following the Deportation of a Parent

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Social Work, Trauma

Enforced Separations: A Qualitative Examination of How Latinx Families Cope With Family Disruption Following the Deportation of a Parent 

Kristina Lovato and Laura S. Abrams, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences (November 5, 2020) 

In the face of two decades of ever-restrictive immigration policies that have led to increased family disruption due to expansive deportations, this study examines how impacted families cope. Exploring the issue through a family systems theory lens, researchers found that in addition to restructuring family dynamics, those impacted also experience economic and familial tensions. The need to develop cultural and trauma-informed interventions for immigrant families in response is also discussed.   

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health

By | Child Well-Being, Deportation, Detention, Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, ICE, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma

In High and Low Enforcement Jurisdictions Alike, Most Latino High School Students Express Fear of Deportation, with Consequences for Mental Health 

Randy Capps, Jodi Berger Cardoso, Kalina Brabeck, Michael Fix, and Ariel G Ruiz Soto, Migration Policy Institute (September 2020) 

The fear surrounding immigration enforcement in American communities is far-reaching. This report demonstrates the consequences of such concerns for Latino youth’s mental health while also concentrating on support factors of spirituality and family relationships as potential sources of resilience.

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Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Parenting, Practice, Practice Highlight, Trauma, Youth & Families

Resources to Support Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence, and Trauma

Dominique Parris, Victor St., John, & Jessica Dym Bartlett, Child Trends (June 23, 2020)

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

By | Family Separation, Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight, Trauma

Care Provider Facilities Described Challenges Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in HHS Custody

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (September 2019)

A report released by the Office of the Inspector General confirmed that intense trauma was common among children who entered the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities in 2018 including those who were suddenly separated from their parents.

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How to Implement Trauma-Informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

By | Highlighted Resources, Research Highlight, Trauma

How to Implement Trauma-Informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

Jessica Dym Bartlett & Kathryn Steber, Child Trends (May 9, 2019)

This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing trauma-informed care to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential.

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Trauma in Immigrant Families Resource List

By | Trauma, Workshop Resources

Trauma in Immigrant Families Resource List

Center on Immigration & Child Welfare (April 2019)
This document provides a list of vetted resources that explain the risk of trauma in immigrant and refugee groups, responses and strategies to mitigate the impact of trauma in the context of the political environment in the U.S., and tools for agencies and individual providers use in practice with immigrant and refugee families.
Trauma Resource List