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Trauma

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Trauma

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

Children Thrive Action Network (October 28, 2021)

This brief outlines the pathway to citizenship and how it would help comprehensively support long-term success and healthy development for youth and children in immigrant families.

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

By | Child Well-Being, Culture: Issues and Competencies, Immigrant Families Research, Immigrant Youth, Research, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors

Understanding Psychiatric Implications of Child Immigration

Pavan Madan, The Psychiatric Times (October 12, 2021)

This report explains the effects that immigration has on adolescents and children, including the prevalence of psychiatric disorders on this population and the factors that reduce negative outcomes.

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“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Foster Care, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Research Highlight, Trauma

“It felt like my son had died”: Zero tolerance and the trauma of family separation

Óscar F. Gil-García, Francesca Bové, Luz Velazquez,  Sarah Vener & Alexandra Miranda; Latino Studies (May 3, 2021)

This research documents the traumatic impacts of family separation under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy.

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Language Issues, Research Highlight, Trauma, Unaccompanied Minors, Unaccompanied Minors Research

Strengthening Services for Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Communities

Mark Greenberg, Kylie Grow, Stephanie Heredia, Kira Monin and Essey Workie; Migration Policy Institute (June 2021)

This report reviews federal post-release services for unaccompanied minors and highlights ongoing gaps in meeting these children’s needs. It also provides recommendations for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), state and local governments, and community providers in order to improve outcomes for unaccompanied minors.

Borders, Immigrants & Health

By | Child Well-Being, Immigrant Families Research, Immigration Enforcement, Public Charge, Trauma

Borders, Immigrants & Health

Health Affairs (July 2021)

This issue of Health Affairs contains various research articles, datagraphics, analyses and commentaries on the intersection of immigration and health issues, including topics such as public charge, sanctuary policy, insurance coverage and how they impact immigrant children and families.

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.