Tagged With "Immigration"

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Immigrant Kids Were Restrained to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads at a Juvenile Hall in Virginia [motherjones.com]

By Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones, January 22, 2020 Antonio was tired of people calling him names. Staff members at the Virginia juvenile hall where he was held would call him pendejo and “onion head,” he said. After fleeing violence in Mexico at age 15 and arriving alone at the US border, he’d been sent to Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in 2016 and held alongside American teens while he awaited immigration proceedings. Shenandoah is one of two juvenile halls nationally that the Office...
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In ACEs Connection webinar, physicians talk trauma, offer tips for helping pediatric immigrant patients

Dr. Raul Gutierrez, a pediatrician in the San Francisco Bay Area, said he and his fellow clinicians see constant fear and its health consequences every single day among the largely immigrant and Latino population they serve. It’s all the result of anti-immigrant policies and the news cycle that feeds the fear. Dr. Raul Gutierrez “It is almost inescapable with the repercussions of immigration policy on the radio, television, social media and from friends and family,” Gutierrez told the 69...
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Association of Immigrant and Refugee Status with Risk Factors for Exposure to Violent Assault Among Youths and Young Adults in Canada [jamanetwork.com]

By Natasha Ruth Sanders, Juan Guan, Alison Macpherson, et al., March 4, 2020 Key Points Question: What is the risk of experiencing violent injury associated with immigrant and refugee status among youth and young adults in Canada? Findings: In this population-based cohort study including 22 969 443 person-years, the adjusted risk ratio of experiencing assault among immigrants was 0.41 and among refugees was 0.82 compared with nonimmigrant individuals. Risk of assault among immigrants was...
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The Relentless School Nurse: How Are We Treating Our Children?

Robin M Cogan ·
School nursing is filled with challenging moments, some are more emergent than others. Imagine this scenario: A preschool student whose family is displaced, enters school with no physical exam or immunizations has a seizure at school. The student is admitted to the hospital, and upon discharge, is released with multiple referrals to specialists and diagnostic studies. The family, undocumented and homeless, has no insurance. The mother's employer will not provide proof of income because she...
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