The issue for this project was how to talk about the difficult subject of immigration raids with youth clients and their support network of families and school community. A group of clinicians were tasked with using their experience to create a working list of how to engage in meaningful conversations about this topic. A group of seven clinicians were first provided with literature about the deleterious effect of immigration raids on immigrants and their communities in the United States. The clinicians then worked in smaller focus groups to develop talking points for mental health workers to use in talking to immigrants about raids. The larger group reconvened and shared their results. The following list reflects the work of the clinicians.
Capps, R., Castaneda, R., Chaudhry, A., & Santos, R., (2007). Paying the price: The impact of immigration raids on America’s children. Urban Institute.
Juby, C. & Kaplan, L. (2011). Postville: The effects of an immigration raid. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services 92(2), p. 147-153.
Laurie Kindel, Clinical Intern