Immigrant Families in America Today: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health
- Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable
- Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce
- Human Rights Funders Network
- Northern California Grantmakers
- Philanthropy New York
- San Diego Grantmakers
- Southern California Grantmakers
- United Philanthropy Forum
New restrictions on immigration and increased immigration enforcement under the Trump Administration are having a profound impact on our nation, reaching from the dinner table to the board room, from courtrooms to classrooms. Few groups are facing as many challenges as the immigrant family. Join us for a webinar featuring a new report from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health. The report is based on focus groups held in eight cities across four states with a total of 100 parents in immigrant families, who represented 15 countries of origin, as well as on telephone interviews with 13 pediatricians who serve immigrant communities. We will explore how the new environment is affecting immigrant and refugee communities and how this translates into policy and opportunities for deeper philanthropic engagement. Register now to examine the experiences of immigrant parents and children, including immigrants who are undocumented and those lawfully present.
- Samantha Artiga, Director, Disparities Policy Project, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
- Lanre Omojokun Falusi, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, Children's National Health System; President (former), American Academy of Pediatrics – Washington D.C. Chapter
- Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership
- Carolyn Wang Kong, Senior Program Officer, Health Care and Coverage, Blue Shield of California Foundation [moderator]
Registration is now closed.
Calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
- Immigrant Child Health Toolkit, American Academy of Pediatrics
- ACEs and Toxic Stress, American Academy of Pediatrics
- The Effect of Hostile Immigration Policies on Children's Mental Health, The Children's Prtnership, California Immigrant Policy Center, March 2017
- Golden Opportunity: Lessons from California on Advancing Coverage for all Children, The Children's Partnership, January 2018
- Pediatricians Explain How Immigration Policy Intersects with Public Health and Health and Well-Being of Children, The Center for Children & Families, Health Policy Institute, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, March 5, 2018
A special thanks to GCIR members and funders for their support in making this program possible.
Posted February 5, 2018 • Revised March 12, 2018