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Models for Practice With Immigrants and Refugees
Collaboration, Cultural Awareness, and Integrative Theory

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April 2017 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Designed to establish a foundational framework for working with trauma-exposed immigrants and refugees, this important work introduces innovative approaches to address client mental health problems while supporting adjustment to life in a new country. This practice-oriented book emphasizes the relevance of Western approaches while reorienting Western concepts to be more culturally sensitive from a domestic and international perspective. Grounded in critical thinking and strengthened by an ecological systems perspective, the book presents six different models for applying and integrating Western theory and related practice strategies for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations, volunteers, and local workforces. 

 
UNIT I. BASIC DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTS
Chang-Muy
Chapter 1: Defining the immigrant and refugee populations
Key terms

 
Assessment/Eligibility stage

 
Post Decision assistance

 
Citizenship

 
Reflection Questions

 
Case Study

 
Hilado
Chapter 2: The context of migration: Pre-arrival, migration and resettlement experiences
Introduction

 
The Migration Process

 
Pre-migration experiences

 
Experiences in transit based on immigration status

 
Post-migration resettlement: The refugee experience

 
Key elements of adjustment

 
Implications for the field

 
Case Study

 
Reflective Questions

 
Summative Points

 
Glossary

 
Hilado & Allweiss
Chapter 3: Physical and mental health stabilization: The importance of wellbeing in the adjustment of new immigrants
Health Considerations

 
Mental Health Conderations

 
 
UNIT II. THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS AND RE-ORIENTATION
Lundy & Hilado
Chapter 4: Transnational practice as the client’s process: Reorienting practice with an integrative theoretical approach to practice with immigrants and Refugees
Defining Transnational Practice

 
Relevance of a Transnational Perspective for Direct Practice

 
Historical Perspective: A look back at perspectives applied to immigrants

 
Defining transnational practice as the client’s process

 
Western theoretical approaches: Current foundations for practice

 
Examination of methods for adapting practice methods to focus on transnational processes

 
Implications for professionals

 
Reflective Questions

 
Critical Thinking Exercises

 
Case Study

 
Summative Points

 
Brettell
Chapter 5: The perception and experience of everyday discrimination among U.S. Immigrants
Group vs. Personal Discrimination

 
Contexts of Everyday Discrimination: The Workplace

 
Contexts of Everyday Discrimination: Neighborhoods and Communities

 
Coping with Discrimination: Forbearance or Confrontation?

 
Conclusion

 
Summative Points

 
Case Study

 
Reflective Questions

 
Deepak
Chapter 6: Postcolonial feminist social work perspective: Additional considerations for immigrant and refugee populations
A Postcolonial Feminist Social Work Perspective

 
Risk Factors for Poor Mental Health Outcomes

 
Globalization and Global Inequality

 
U.S. Immigration Policies of Detention and Deportation

 
Mental Health Promotion through Collective Resistance and Empowerment

 
Resistance to Economic Insecurity

 
Resisting Deportation and Detention

 
Becoming Stronger Allies

 
Implications for Mental Health Providers

 
 
UNIT III. INTERVENTION MODALITIES USING AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH
Hilado
Chapter 7: Practice with Individuals
The Evolution of Practice with Individuals

 
Central themes when conducting therapy with trauma-exposed immigrants and refugees

 
Practice considerations with trauma-exposed immigrants and refugees

 
Culturally-sensitive direct practice with immigrants and refugees

 
Summative Points

 
Glossary

 
Lundy
Chapter 8: Practice with families
Literature Review

 
Relevance of the Family for Immigrants and Refugees

 
Stages of Migration

 
Common Problems and Potential Harm with Impaired Family Connections

 
Provider Response and the Application of Practice Principals

 
Lundy, Rodgers, Sanchez, Simon & Egan
Chapter 9: Support and psychoeducational groups for immigrant women: a working model
History and Focus of El Manual de Salud Emocional (Manual of Emotional Health)

 
Stages of Migration and Resultant Difficulties

 
Topics and Activities for the Immigrant Women’s Groups

 
Discussion and Implications for Future Groups

 
Goodman, Letiecq, Vesely, Marquez & Layva
Chapter 10: Community practice
The Meaning of Community

 
Why Community Practice?

 
Theoretical Foundations

 
Community “Best Practices”: Working in Partnership with Transnational Populations Collaborative and Community-Driven

 
Application of Community-Based Practices

 
Implications for Professionals Working in Community-Based Settings

 
Hilado
Chapter 11: Organizational practice
Introduction

 
The Cultural Mergence Model

 
Multilevel Elements of the Cultural Mergence Model

 
Application with Trauma-Exposed New Immigrants

 
Buller, Chankroesna, Socheat, Chanthao, Sreytha, & Hilton
Chapter 12: Preparing an local and volunteer workforce
Introduction

 
Setting the context

 
Ecological Framework for analysis: An integrative approach to training

 
Setting the scene and planning and building the foundations for effective capacity building

 
Professional preparation prior to departure

 
Facilitating a Learning and Training Needs Assessment (LTNA)

 
Reflective Questions

 
Summative Points

 
Glossary

 
 
UNIT IV. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS WITH TRAUMA-EXPOSED IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
 
Chapter 13: Defining Trauma; Practical application with vulnerable and trauma-exposed immigrant populations and survivors of torture
Refugee Trauma and the Challenges Facing Forced Émigrés and Transnational Migrants

 
Detrimental Effects of Torture

 
Multiple domains of marginalization

 
Interdisciplinary Treatment of Torture Survivors and Forced Émigrés

 
Conclusion

 
Fong, Wachter & Heffron
Chapter 14: Practice applications with women
Introduction

 
Working with Migrant Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking

 
Working with Women Experiencing Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence

 
Conclusion

 
Ramirez
Chapter 15: Practical applications with LGBTQ immigrants
The Importance of Language

 
Defining sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression

 
Identity Formation and Practice Considerations

 
Sexual Identity: The Cass Model (1979)

 
A Context for LGBTQ Health

 
Theory to Practice Integration

 
The Gay Affirmative Practice Framework

 
Applying a trauma-informed lens when working with LGBTQ immigrants and refugees

 
Final Thoughts

 
Summative Points

 
Benson, Abdi, & Ford-Paz
Chapter 16: Practice applications with Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Children and Trauma

 
Migration, Trauma, loss and Displacement and Resilience among refugee and immigrant children

 
Refugee and Immigrant Mental Health Symptoms and Service Utilization

 
Barriers to Mental Health Care Access

 
Strategies for Improving Services for Refugee and Immigrant Children

 
Example of a culturally responsive trauma-focused treatment program for refugee youth

 
Case Study

 
Summative Points

 
Reflective Questions

 
 
UNIT V. CONSOLIDATION
Hilado & Lundy
Chapter 17: Maintaining critical consciousness, collaborative accompaniment and cultural humility: The common denominators of transnational practice
Introduction

 
Relevance of pre-migration and post-migration experiences

 
The role of culture

 
Transnational Practice: A culturally-relevant approach to supporting immigrant and refugee clients.

 
Treatment modalities: Lessons learned

 
Specific needs among immigrant and refugee communities: Lessons learned

 
The common denominators of transnational practice

 
Collaborating and connecting: Building a transnational workforce

 
Reflective Questions

 
Lundy & van Wormer
Chapter 18: Social justice and implications for the field
The Current Migration Crisis

 
Social Work’s Rich History

 
Social Work is a Global, Human Rights Profession

 
Human Needs and Human Rights

 
A Structural Framework for Settlement Practice

 
War Refugees: Trauma Related to Terror and Persecution

 
Environmental Refugees: Trauma Related to Natural Disasters

 
The Plight of Immigrant Children in the United States

 
A Framework for Trauma-Informed Care

 
Implications for Social Workers

 
Micro Issues

 
Macro Issues

 
Reflective Questions

 

Sample Materials & Chapters

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