Collateral Youth: The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Policy on Children
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Call for Applications: AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellowship in Early Childhood Education and Development
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Stress Related to Immigration Status in Students: A Brief Guide for Schools
“This brief guide is designed to provide an overview of detention, deportation, and other immigration status-related stress and its effect on children and families, as well as suggestions for how school personnel can support families in the context of this unique stressor…”
March For Science 4/22/2017: “SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE”
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“The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted. ON APRIL 22, 2017, WE WALK OUT OF THE LAB AND INTO THE STREETS….”
Unauthorized Status and Youth Development in the United States: Consensus Statement of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Yoshikawa, Suárez-Orozco, & Gonzales, 2017). Read full statement here
Abstract: In the United States, 5.3 million children and adolescents are growing up either with unauthorized status or with at least one parent who has that status. Until recently, little in the way of research has informed federal, state, and local policy debates related to unauthorized status (e.g., border enforcement, deportation, and a pathway to citizenship) although these issues have important implications for youth development. This statement is a brief summary of the research evidence on multiple domains of development that may be affected by the child or parent’s unauthorized status. We also describe the contextual and psychological mechanisms that may link this status to developmental outcomes. We summarize a range of policies and practices that could reduce the developmental harm to children, youth, and their families stemming from this status. Finally, we conclude with recommendations for policy, practice, and research that are based on the evidence reviewed.
Yoshikawa, H., Suárez-Orozco, C. and Gonzales, R. G. (2017), Unauthorized Status and Youth Development in the United States: Consensus Statement of the Society for Research on Adolescence. J Res Adolesc, 27: 4–19. doi:10.1111/jora.12272
APA’s response to presidential executive orders and statements
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“APA is a nonpartisan, scientific and educational organization with a mission to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare. When appropriate, APA takes positions on policy issues that are relevant to this mission.
Before adopting any positions or publishing any statements, APA staff, in consultation with association officers, carefully screen the issue to ensure that APA’s engagement is consistent with our mission and association policies, that psychology has something meaningful to contribute to the discussion, and that there is benefit to the organization in getting involved, among other factors considered.
APA has issued public responses to four of the president’s executive orders and public statements. Here are the official executive orders from the White House and a news story regarding a statement by the president, along with APA’s responses” …
Uncertain Times Call for Concerted Actions
By Lisa Crockett, John Schulenberg, Laura Wray-Lake, Nancy Gonzales, and Gus Carlo
“Tuesday’s election results brought a severe shock to the nation and the world. Almost no one saw this coming—not the campaigns, the pollsters, the media, or the public. On Tuesday morning, Nate Silver (fivethirtyeight.com) gave Clinton a 75% chance of winning, but on Wednesday the world awoke to a different reality. For many of us, the outcome has been gut-wrenching. But the transition of power in our democracy is proceeding, and now we have something most of us had never seriously entertained—President-Elect Trump. The immediate consequences of this election are evident. Tens of thousands of people across the country have joined in protests to express their outrage. At the same time, we are seeing acts of flagrant racism and bigotry in various parts of the country. Uncertain times are just beginning, and for those of us who care about social justice and the rights and well-being of marginalized groups, there is likely a long rough road ahead” … READ MORE HERE