For racial minority immigrants in the United States, trauma can have both historical and ongoing sources.
Today's immigrants face a dangerous mix of rising nationalism and xenophobia, alarming rates of displacement within and across nations, war, trafficking, terrorism, and deportation. Multiple traumas stem from these experiences and can be exacerbated by interpersonal violence and other forms of marginalization within communities. This book examines the lasting impact of trauma for racial minority immigrants and subsequent generations.
Each chapter explores both the stress and resilience of immigrant groups in the United States, as well as clinical or community-based efforts to address the multiple traumas that affect immigrants and their children. While considering the socioecological contexts of immigrants, the chapters reflect a diversity of theoretical perspectives needed to expand existing treatments for trauma, such as multicultural, feminist, womanist, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic theories.
In the nuanced pages of this book, you will deepen your understanding of the immigrant experience and develop professional skills to help heal traumatic stress faced by racial minority immigrants.
American Psychological Association
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Series: Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Psychology
28 February 2021
Professional and scholarly
Introduction: Challenges Facing Racial Minority Immigrants, Pratyusha Tummala-Narra Part I. Context of Xenophobia and Racism in the United States Chapter 1. Wounds that Never Heal: The Proliferation of Prejudice Toward Immigrants in the United States, Angel D. Armenta, Miriam J. Alvarez, & Michael A. ZArate Chapter 2. Multifaceted Profiling and Violence: Experiences of Mexican and Central American Migrants to the United States, Hannah W. McDermott & Ricardo C. Ainslie Chapter 3. Xenophobia and Racism: Immigrant Youth Experiences, Stress, and Resilience, Amy K. Marks, G. Alice Woolverton, & Marit D. Murry Chapter 4. Racism and Xenophobia on College Campuses, Anmol Satiani & Sindhu Singh Chapter 5. Microaggressions Toward Racial Minority Immigrants in the United States, D. R. Gina Sissoko & Kevin Nadal Part II. Specific Forms of Trauma in Immigrant Communities Chapter 6. Forever Foreigners : Intergenerational Impacts of Historical Trauma from the World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Donna K. Nagata & Reeya Patel Chapter 7. Sociopolitical Trauma: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Lillian Comas-DIaz Chapter 8. Racial Stress and Racialized Violence Among Black Immigrants in the United States, Marisol L. Meyer, Monique C. McKenny, Esprene Liddell-Quintyn, Guerda Nicolas, & Gemima St. Louis Chapter 9. An Examination of Racial Minority Immigrants and the Trauma of Human Trafficking, Indhushree Rajan & Thema Bryant-Davis Chapter 10. The Rippling Effects of Unauthorized Status: Stress, Family Separations, and Deportation and Their Implications for Belonging and Development, Carola SuArez-Orozco, Guadalupe LOpez HernAndez, & Patricia Cabral Chapter 11. Interpersonal Violence and the Immigrant Context, Pratyusha Tummala-Narra Part III. Resilience and Identity Chapter 12. Coping with Trauma: Resilience Among Immigrants of Color in the United States, Germine H. Awad, Flor Castellanos, Jendayi Dillard, & Taylor Payne Chapter 13. Resilience and Identity: Intersectional Migration Experiences of LGBTQ People of Color, Matthew D. Skinta & Nadine Nakamura Part IV. Key Strategies for Intervention Chapter 14. Bullying Prevention for Asian American Families: Collaborations With School Districts and Community Organizations, Cixin Wang, Jia Li Liu, Kavita Atwal, & Kieu Anh Do Chapter 15. Toward a Liberatory Practice: Shifting the Ideological Premise of Trauma Work with Immigrants, Lara Sheehi & Leilani Salvo Crane Chapter 16. Human Rights, Policy, and Legal Interventions, Diya Kallivayalil & Robert P. Marlin Afterword: Looking to the Future , Pratyusha Tummala-Narra
Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College. She is also in independent practice in Cambridge, MA. Her scholarship focuses on immigration, trauma, and cultural competence and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has served as the chair of the Multicultural Concerns Committee and as member-at-large in APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), and as a member of the APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs, the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration, and the APA Task Force on Revising the Multicultural Guidelines. She is author of Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy