Updates on Immigration and Family Separation:
Several organizations have come out in opposition to policy which separates children from their families at the border. Their statements address the impact of family separation on the children.
Statement from the American Psychological Association
Statement from the American Psychiatric Association
Statement from the American Psychoanalytic Association
Statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
If you are working with families being reunited, this brochure is a useful overview of trauma and the reunification process, aimed at helping parents help their children. There are both English and Spanish versions.
For a comprehensive list of resources for addressing the impact of family separation in practice, law & policy, training, and more (including state specific resources), follow this link: http://cimmcw.org/resources/
The American Psychological Association has continued to advocate against policies that make it easier to deport immigrants and separate families.
The Diversity and Social Justice committee promotes awareness of and advocates for diversity and social justice through all aspects of IPA.
IPA Members can see the Diversity and Social Justice Committee meeting minutes here
Joyce E. Goins, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Noemi P. Ford, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Jennifer Kauder, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Jennifer’s early experiences with having both physical and hidden disabilities strongly informs her professional work and her commitment to the mission of the DSJ committee.
Mary Schenkenfelder, MS
Teresa A. Young, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Training & Education
Teresa began working in the area of social justice by serving in leadership for the Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (FLAME) at Illinois State University. She served as a public policy field advocate and chaired the Education and Programming Committee for the Middle TN chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Teresa also co-authored an awarded grant sponsored by the American Psychological Association – Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs to provide a social justice mentoring program to ethnic minority graduate students. She remains committed to the process of being an agent of social change.
Luis R. Sanchez, BA
Research Topics of Interest
Photos from our most recent event: Iowa City Pride Picnic
Diversity and Social Justice Resources
Resources for Dealing with School Shooting/Psychological First Aid
Resources for Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups
Gender and Sexuality Resources
Iowa Justice for our Neighbors - Free legal services and education
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (Des Moines)
Mary J Treglia Community House - ESL classes, translation services, legal services (Sioux City)
Diversity Service Center of Iowa - education and legal services (Muscatine)
Criminal Justice Resources
Socioeconomic Status Resources
Civil Rights Resources
Disability ResourcesSocial Justice Resources
National Coalition Building Institute
APA National Multicultural conference and summit
Psychology and the Other