About the talk:
WAPA’s first meeting of the 2019-2020 year will feature a presentation by Dr Mark Edberg of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, at The George Washington University. Dr Edberg will discuss his stDespite the current political environment, continued efforts are and will remain necessary to address the public health consequences of migration to the U.S., where the migration experience should be framed as a continuum that includes at least three domains – home country circumstances, migration through geographic space, and adjusting to/coping with relocation in the U.S. setting. The cumulative health impacts of migration have been discussed recently in work by Heide Castaneda, Yonina Fleischman, Sara Willen, and Seth Holmes, among others. This paper reinforces and amplifies these concerns, outlining preliminary results from 75 ethnographic life-history interviews with Central American immigrants in a Latino community near Washington, DC that covered the above three domains, as well as data from a survey among immigrant youth in the same community that provides additional evidence on the prevalence and effects of trauma among this population – especially among the recent wave of unaccompanied youth. These experiences include violence, kidnapping, imprisonment, family reunification conflict, and discrimination, among others. Dr. Edberg discusses these trauma and other experiences as they articulate with the complexities and context surrounding migration, and the need for access to services in the face of hostile politics.udy testing a framework to understand potential health determinants for Central American and other migrants, particularly factors contributing to trauma, so as to understand needs and target services. More details to follow.
About the speaker:
ASL interpretation: Contact Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts at least 48 hours prior to the event if you require ASL interpretation or other accommodation for this event.
Before the meeting: Join the speakers for dinner or snacks from 5:30 - 6:45 pm at the Edgar Bar and Kitchen, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC (3 minute walk to Sumner School).
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