Models for Practice With Immigrants and Refugees: Collaboration, Cultural Awareness, and Integrative Theory, 1st Edition

  • Aimee Hilado
  • Marta Lundy
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 148337713X
  • ISBN-13: 9781483377131
  • DDC: 362.89
  • 472 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Designed to establish a foundational framework for working with trauma-exposed immigrants and refugees, this book 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
Contributing Authors.
Defining Immigrant and Refugee Populations.
1: Defining the Immigrant and Refugee Populations.
2: The Context of Migration: Pre-Arrival, Migration, and Resettlement Experiences.
3: Physical and Mental Health Stabilization: The Importance of Well-Being to the Adjustment of New Immigrants.
Theoretical Orientations and Reorientation.
4: Transnational Practice as the Client's Process: Reorienting Practice With an Integrative Theoretical Approach to Practice With Immigrants and Refugees.
5: The Perception and Experience of Everyday Discrimination Among U.S. Immigrants.
6: Postcolonial Feminist Social Work: Additional Considerations for Immigrant and Refugee Populations.
Intervention Modalities Using an Integrative Approach.
7: Practice with Individuals.
8: Practice with Families.
9: Support and Psychoeducational Groups for Immigrant Women: A Working Model.
10: Community Practice.
11: Organizational Practice.
12: Preparing a Local and Volunteer Workforce.
Practice Applications with Vulnerable and Trauma-Exposed Immigrants and Refugees.
13: Defining Trauma: Practice Applications with Vulnerable and Trauma-Exposed Immigrant Populations and Survivors of Torture.
14: Practice Applications with Women.
15: Practice Applications with LGBTQ Immigrants and Refugees.
16: Practice Applications with Immigrant and Refugee Youth.
17: Maintaining Critical Consciousness, Collaborative Accompaniment, and Cultural Humility: The Common Denominators of Transnational Practice.
18: Social Justice and Implications for the Field.
Appendix I: Resource List: Working with Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees.
Appendix II: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Appendix III: Sample Assessment Outline.
Appendix IV.
Appendix V: Safety Planning for Survivors of Violence.