Community Psychologists working with immigrant communities, identify as immigrants themselves, or who are looking to find ways to use their work towards justice for immigrant communities.
Posted in: Blog, Immigrant Justice, Marginalized Groups | Tags: VideoAcculturation includes attitudinal changes that take place after contact with culturally dissimilar people, groups, and social influences. The process of acculturation invites host society members to adapt through contact with culturally dissimilar people. Communities thrive when they actively welcome immigrants and proactively assist with their acculturation.Read More
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Mental HealthPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyThe lack of attention to increasing LatinX immigrant health inequities created by system-level factors has created a public mental health crisis that calls for innovative strategies to support immigrant families and the community-based organizations that serve them. It is critical to focus on building capacity within community-based organizations (CBOs) that immigrant families already access.Read More
Posted in: Criminal Justice, Immigrant JusticeWhile there is a long history of cooperation between local police and sheriffs and federal immigration agents in the United States, the issue has more recently become a source of conflict. Local police and sheriffs are increasingly seen as “force multipliers” for the federal government causing some backlash at a time when many are calling […]Read More
Posted in: Immigrant Justice, Marginalized GroupsPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyAutochthony [aw-tok-thon-ey] is a sense of belonging originating from historical nativeness. The idea that “we were the first to arrive” promotes the emergence of a sense of ownership, which may have a negative impact on newcomer migrant groups.Read More
Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Criminal Justice, Immigrant Justice, Public PolicyPublished in: American Journal of Community PsychologyJessica Chicco, Patricia Esparza, M. Brinton Lykes, Fabricio E. Balcazar and Kevin Ferreira On April 5th Antonio Puente, President of the APA, sent a letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security raising concerns about the current policies regarding the incarceration of migrant families. That letter was based largely on the SCRA Statement. EXECUTIVE […]Read More