Immigrant Integration Webinars

Immigration seems to be a perennial hot topic. Even those who work with immigrants can have a hard time keeping up with the issues.

 

 

The ILC Public Education Institute brings the latest research and best practices for today’s immigration issues to educators, immigrant-serving organizations, faith communities and the public through free webinars.

Topics have included Immigrants, Cops and Crime; Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans; Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It; Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations; and Taking Back the Narrative. All webinars include the latest data on U.S. immigration and best practices for getting your message across.

wealth of resources from our webinar series, including materials from the February 2018 webinar titled Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work, are available below.

New webinars are added several times a year.

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RECENT WEBINAR

 


Tackling the Hidden Crisis:
Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma

Experts in social work, psychology, advocacy and education presented the free, interactive webinar Tackling the Hidden Crisis: Immigrant Anxiety and Trauma on Tuesday, September 18. This free webinar covered the hidden public health crisis facing immigrants of all kinds and dove deeply into tactics that can improve immigrants’ lives in these uncertain times.

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The Latest: Policy Update and Imminent Changes
Sarang Sekhavat, JD, MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Slides
Recording

Resources:

Public Charge Policy Update

Know Your Rights

 

Human Impact of Changing Immigration Enforcement
Blanca Ramirez, PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at University of Southern California

Slides
Recording

Resources:

The 287(g) Program: An Overview

Raids on Immigrant Communities: Facts and What You Can Do

 

Strategies to Mitigate Immigrant Anxiety, Fear and Trauma
Denzil Mohammed, MS, The ILC Public Education Institute (moderator)
Claire Tesh, Med, LMNO Educational Consulting
Caitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition
Avideh Moussavian, JD, National Immigration Law Center
Diya Kallivayalil, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance

Recording

Resources:

Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future

National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Serving and Supporting Immigrant Students: Information for Schools

Refugee Youth Mental Health Resource List

 

Chat Log
Some of the best ideas come from the participants themselves. See how the conversation developed and what ideas and resources were shared.

Chat Log

Presenters: 

Caitlin TromiczakCaitlin Tromiczak, LICSW-C, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

Diya KallivayaliDiya Kallivayalil, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School

Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute

Blanca Ramirez, PhD Candidate, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at University of Southern California

Claire Tesh, LMNO Educational Consulting

Sarang Sekhavat, JD, MA Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Avideh Moussavian, JD, National Immigration Law Center

Resources

Title Description Media Author
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration Conversation Slides from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ” PDF Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration Conversation Recording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ” Video Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Narratives that Reshape the Immigration Conversation Recording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ” Video Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Making Facts Matter to Advance Change Recording from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work ” Video Linda Fleener, Marisa Gerstein Pineau, David Dyssegaard Kallick, Andrew Lim and Denzil Mohammed
Top Messaging Tips Tip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF The Immigrant Learning Center
Words That Work: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration Slides from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Dr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Words That Work: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration Recording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” Video Dr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Winning Strategies in Use Recording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” Video Dr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute; Lynn Tramonte, America’s Voice; Hannah Carswell, Welcoming America; Julie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Stand Together: Messaging to Support Muslims and Refugees in Challenging Times Toolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Welcoming America
Reframing Refugees Messaging Toolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Welcoming America
Quick Tips for Talking Immigration Issues Tip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF The Opportunity Agenda
5 Tips for Talking About Border Communities Without Talking About a Wall Tip sheet from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF The Opportunity Agenda
Messaging for Current Conversations: Talking About Recent Executive Orders Memo from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF The Opportunity Agenda
Finish the Story on Immigration: A FrameWorks Messaging Memo Memo from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration”  PDF FrameWorks Institute
Building the National Will to Expand Opportunity for New Americans Slides PDF Julie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Visions, Values and Voice: A Social Justice Communications Toolkit Toolkit Website The Opportunity Agenda
Talking Immigration Issues Today: A Shared Narrative Memo PDF The Opportunity Agenda
Why Immigration Matters to All Americans Fact Sheet PDF The Opportunity Agenda
Building the National Will to Expand Opportunity Slides PDF Julie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
New Messaging Strategies for Receiving Communities Slides PDF Susan Downs-Karkos, Welcoming America
Strategic Communications Toolkit Toolkit PDF Welcoming America
Communication Strategies to Create Allies and Spread Your Message Recording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” Video Julie Fisher-Rowe, The Opportunity Agenda
Engaging Receiving Communities Through Messaging and Leadership Slides from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations” PDF Christina Pope, Welcoming America
Engaging Receiving Communities Through Messaging and Leadership Recording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations” Video Christina Pope, Welcoming America
Positioning Immigrants as Assets Slides from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “ PDF Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Positioning Immigrants as Assets Checklist from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “ PDF Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Positioning Immigrants as Assets Guidelines from the October 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime “ PDF Dr. Marcia Drew Hohn, The ILC Public Education Institute
Framing Data to Tell a Better Story Slides from the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security” PDF Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Framing Data to Tell a Better Story Recording from the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security” Video Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute
Framing Against Fear Blog post inspired by the October 2017 webinar, “Immigration, Safety and Security” Blog The Immigrant Learning Center
Title Description Media Author
Building Welcoming Schools: A Guide for K-12 Educators and Afterschool Providers Toolkit from Welcoming America PDF Claire Tesh and Sara Burnett (LMNOEducation LLC), and Andy Nash (World Education, Inc.)
Model Campus Safe Zone Resolution, K-12 Sample language for districts contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students PDF National Immigration Law Center
Model Campus Safe Zone Resolution, College/University Sample language for colleges or universities contemplating adopting protections for their immigrant students PDF National Immigration Law Center
Where to Find Diverse Books List of sites that offer recommendations for diverse titles Website We Need Diverse Books
Lee & Low Books Website of the largest multicultural book publisher in the United States Website Lee & Low Books
16 Children’s Picture Books About Refugees List of books to support talking to children about refugees and current events Website Marsha Rakestraw, Institute for Human Education
Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee List of books to foster empathy and understanding Website Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Neighbors Together: Promising Practices to Strengthen Relations with Refugees and Muslims Toolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Welcoming America
Seeds of Growth: Building Your Local Economy by Supporting Immigrant Entrepreneurs Toolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Welcoming America
The Receiving Communities Toolkit: A Guide for Engaging Mainstream America in Immigrant Integration Toolkit from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Susan Downs-Karkos, Welcoming America
An Introduction to Immigrant Integration  Manual Pastor discusses immigration public opinion, policy, and measurements of immigrant integration. Video Dr. Manuel Pastor, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
California Immigrant Integration Scorecard Measures immigrant integration in California localities by examining immigrant economic mobility and civic participation and receiving society’s openness to immigrants PDF Manuel Pastor , Rhonda Ortiz, Vanessa Carter, Justin Scoggins and Anthony Perez, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Citizen Gain: The Economic Benefits of Naturalization for Immigrants and the Economy Policy brief explores economic effects of naturalization on individuals and overall economy as well as policy implications that could encourage naturalization PDF Manuel Pastor and Justin Scoggins, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Nurturing Naturalization: Could Lowering the Fee Help?  Report examines the extent to which naturalization fees create a barrier to citizenship and how fee increases have influenced demographic patterns of who becomes a citizen PDF Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California
Replicable Models and Tools to Build Integrated Communities Recording from Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” Video Rhonda Moore-Ortiz and Vanessa Carter, Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California;
Amaha Kassa, African Communities United;
Christine Sauvé, Welcoming Michigan
Building Welcoming Communities: Faith-Based Strategies Recording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations” Video Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Elizabeth Mandelman, HIAS; Leya Speasmaker, Catholic Legal Immigration Network; Adam Estle, National Immigration Forum
Title Description Media Author
How Immigration Benefits All Americans Slides from the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work” PDF David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute
How Immigration Benefits All Americans Recordingfrom the 2018 webinar, “Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work” Video David Dyssegaard Kallick, Fiscal Policy Institute
Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration Data Slides from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” PDF Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Changing Face of America – Latest Immigration Data Recording from the 2017 webinar, “Taking Back the Narrative: How to Talk About Immigrants and Immigration” Video Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Portrait of the Foreign-born in the U.S. Recording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” Video Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Immigrants, Refugees and Religion Slides from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations” PDF Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
The Changing Face of America: Immigrants, Refugees and Religion Recording from June 2016 webinar, “Building United Communities: Integration Strategies from Faith Organizations” Video Denzil Mohammed, The ILC Public Education Institute
Title Description Media Author
Historical and Contemporary Dimensions of African American and Immigrant Relations Slides from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” PDF Dr. James Jennings, Tufts University
Historical and Contemporary Dimensions of African American and Immigrant Relations Recording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” Video Dr. James Jennings, Tufts University
Modern-Day Perspectives on African American and Immigrant Relations Recording from the Oct. 2015 webinar, “Building United Communities of Immigrants and African Americans” Video Gerald Lenoir, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Overview of African Immigrants Slides from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Amaha Kassa, African Communities Together
Overview of African Immigrants Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Amaha Kassa, African Communities Together
Overview of Asian Immigrants Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Dr. Paul Watanabe, Institute for Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
Latino Immigrants in the U.S. Recording from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop Video Jared Sanchez, University of California
Latino Immigrants in the U.S. Slides from 2013 Immigrant Student Success Workshop PDF Jared Sanchez, University of California
Title Description Media Author
The 287(g) Program: An Overview Fact sheet outlining 287(g) program through which local police collaborate with the federal government to enforce immigration laws Website American Immigration Council
Immigrants, Cops and Crime Summary of key takeaways from the October 2016 webinar, Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime PDF The Immigrant Learning Center
Building United Communities of Police and New Americans Recording from the October 2016 webinar, Building United Communities: Immigrants, Cops and Crime Video Chief Brian Kyes, Chelsea, MA, Police Department; Caitlin Gokey, Vera Institute of Justice; Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area; Jessica Bernal and Erin Fichter, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha
Crime and Community Strategies Recording from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and Security Video Chief Brian Kyes, Chelsea, MA, Police Department; Alex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute; Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Marisa Gerstein Pineau, FrameWorks Institute; Denzil Mohammed, The Immigrant Learning Center
Terrorism, Criminality and Immigration Slides from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and Security PDF Alex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute
Terrorism, Criminality and Immigration Recording from the October 2017 webinar, Immigration, Safety and Security Video Alex Nowrasteh, the Cato Institute
Title Description Media Author
How to Talk About Public Charge with Immigrants and Their Families Issue brief with Topline Messages and Talking Points PDF National Immigration Law Center
Public Charge Policy Update Update on proposed changes as of 9/24/18 Article Immigration Impact
Raids on Immigrant Communities: Facts and What You Can Do Article with resources PDF National Immigration Law Center
Know Your Rights List of online and local resources for immigrants and allies Website Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future Website Website Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC)
Trauma Informed Care for Children Exposed to Violence: Tips for Agencies Working With Immigrant Families Toolkit from the Safe Start Center PDF Safe Start Center
List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers Tool to select a state/territory to view pro bono legal service providers Website U.S. Department of Justice
National Immigration Legal Services Directory Tool to search for nonprofits that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services by state, zip code, or detention facility Website Immigrant Advocates Network
Protecting our Students Updated resources and news on immigrant students in K-12 public schools Website American Federation of Teachers
Why Immigrant Families May Have Unique Needs Before, During, and After Natural Disasters Article outlining the unique challenges that immigrant families may face and how schools and communities can help Website Colorín Colorado
Art & Remembrance Organization devoted to using art and personal narrative to recognize individual courage and resilience, foster empathy, and heal from trauma. Galleries, public programs, stories, and teaching tools Website Art & Remembrance
Refugee Youth Mental Health Resource List Comprehensive list of resources for understanding and addressing the mental health of refugee youth and children Website Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Trauma and the Adult English Language Learner Article describing immigrant trauma, effects of trauma on learning, and suggestions for practitioners Website Janet Isserlis
Connections Go a Long Way for Students With Trauma Article from Edutopia on helping students cope with adverse childhood experiences Website Lori Desautels
Learning Center Resource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legally Website immi
Vivir en los Estados Unidos:
Una Guía para los Jóvenes Inmigrantes
Resource for Spanish-speaking immigrant youth (“Living in the United States: A Guide for Young Immigrants) PDF Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)R
Actions, Words and Impact: Trump-era Policies and Rule Changes and Who They’re Impacting Slides from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” PDF Sarang Sekhavat, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Actions, Words and Impact: Trump-era Policies and Rule Changes and Who They’re Impacting Recording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” Video Sarang Sekhavat, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It Webinar Summary PDF The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute
Presenting with Politics: The Psychological Effects of Current Immigration Policy and Sentiment  Slides from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” PDF Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Boston College
Presenting with Politics: The Psychological Effects of Current Immigration Policy and Sentiment Recording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” Video Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Boston College
Strategies to Support Immigrants Recording from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” Video Dr. Westy Egmont, Eileen Kugler, Dr. Usha Tummala-Narra, Caitlin Tromiczak and Denzil Mohammed
Supporting Families in a Time of Fear Panelist article from the Nov. 2017 webinar, “Immigrant Trauma and How to Deal with It” PDF Eileen Kugler, Embrace Diverse Schools
Understanding Immigrant Trauma ILC blog post Website The Immigrant Learning Center Public Education Institute