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Immigrant Families in America Today: How Fear and Toxic Stress Are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health
March 28, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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.
- 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]
Co-Sponsors: Children, Youth & Family Funders Roundtable, Economic Opportunity Funders, Human Rights Funders Network, Northern California Grantmakers,
Philanthropy New York, San Diego Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, United Philanthropy Forum