Retrieved from http://www.psysr.org/jsacp/ahmed-v3n1-11_17-28.pdf The article is based on the changing demographics and the needs for the need for the human services field to become more proficient as it relates to being multiculturally competent. The author presents several strategies to include awareness, knowledge and the skills domain which through development can increase competency levels. Information provided elicits the importance of social justice and advocacy within the realm of multicultural counseling. The author elaborates on the fact that there
This core lecture explained the endurance and hardships of immigrants coming to the United States. Different cultures migrating to the United States envision it as a state of “opportunities.” Their native state may have poor living conditions, low economy, and issues within the community. It is unsuitable for them to live, so they migrate to the United States to seek for improved economy and wellbeing. Once they migrate, they encounter many barriers to the new society they are exposed to. Many of them encounter different social norms, language barriers, and also discrimination.
Because of this attitude toward the homeless, it seems like the situation is just getting worse. This definitely changes my view of the homeless. It is especially sad that the children of these homeless people are not given a chance. The way Kozol describes how
A high level of current distress and dissatisfaction is common in a possible recruit along with cultural disillusionment. Immigrants to the United States are especially a vulnerable demographic and can fit this profile. These individuals may be the target of discrimination and thus face difficulty fitting in and living a normal life. They are separated from their country of origin and thus may struggle to find their own identity. Terrorist organizations provide an attractive community for which those individuals can find purpose.
Moreover, the effects of physical and emotional isolation negatively impacts a person's happiness, health, and interests. On the other hand, being forced to live on the outskirts of society, both physically and mentally, can conversely lead to the creation, innovation, and acceptance of oneself. However, the previously mentioned task is difficult for a large amount of people to accomplish. All in all, isolation is an extremely prevalent theme within various pieces of literature because seclusiveness is a universal and recurring situation within societies. Authors portray acts of isolation and their various impacts to analyze how characters react to their fate as social misfits.
Being afraid that if they do attract attention to themselves their secret will be exposed. Transportation is also difficult, acquiring a license, documented or not. For those who do not know how to speak english or have very little knowledge are to have a translator, but translators are hard to come by. The driver must be literate in order to pass the written exam. Standards have been raised tremendously for immigrants that are striving to obtain a visa.
“In recent times, discrimination has been reconceptualized to include the chronic stressors, or everyday experiences with discrimination, that take a significant toll on individuals’ physical and psychological health” (Araújo & Borrell, 2006). Thus, it is becoming increasingly important to identify the particular stressors that negatively affect the daily lives of marginalized groups. “One of the ways that chronic stressors have been found to negatively impact people of color (i.e., Latina/os, Asian Americans, and Blacks) is through experiences with racial and ethnic microaggressions” (Nadal, 2011; Rivera, Forquer, & Rangel, 2010; Sue, Bucceri, Lin, Nadal, & Torino, 2007; Sue et al., 2008). Racial microaggressions are defined
There are many challenges that immigrants face throughout their lives. Many immigrants are able to come to the U.S., but it is not easy as it seems. One challenge that immigrants go through is being able to have respect that the U.S. citizens have. Another challenge that immigrants face is being able to adapt to the new environment. People who arrive in the U.S. might not be able to speak English.
They are not aware of the military service they could be required to serve, or they would be require to serve as a jury. Many of them are surprised to receive summons to be part of a jury selection once they become US citizens. Overall, the expectation of becoming a US citizen is not as clear as it should be. If we could encourage loyalty, community and political participation as part of the citizenship requirements, I strongly believe more new US citizens would participate and become involved in the community, making the US a stronger
Furthermore, unemployment may affect one’s mental health indirectly. People will receive tremendous amount of trauma and feelings of low self-esteem if one is unemployed for a long period of time. Unemployed may develop negative mindsets toward common things in life. The longer they are unemployed, the more stress they might get from society and their family. A person under stress may experience insomia and depression that will lead to poor mental health.
The worse they could ever have to deal with is at their release from custody, they have to confront some difficulties with placement, when they are being rejected by some facilities for their history of violence, which could be a major blow for them. Another scenario is when some family members may be resistant or unable to provide care for them or may be worse, are no longer living. This is not the end of their nightmares since they are often facing difficulties with employability, personal adjustment and following up care. We then can understand why as a rule, incarceration increases the risks for suicide, suicidal and Para suicidal behavior. Suicides are responsible for 6% of deaths in prisons and 30% of death in jail.
Politicians or citizen are so concern about immigrants causing the cost of welfare to increase. The problem with welfare is not the ones that need it on a temporary basis but the ones that look at it as a way of life. This article help me understand that immigrants come to United States for a better way of life. They are in a need of temporary assistance while they are here. We forget that they are a high number of native born Americans
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is known by a failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a horrifying event. There are triggers that affect people, causing them to re-live the memories of the trauma resulting in intense emotional and physical reactions. Distancing oneself from society is a common occurrence by those affected, as “Loneliness is typically defined as having a subjective sense of being emotionally or socially isolated or disconnected” (Psychology Today). People diagnosed with PTSD often feel they can no longer be apart of society. This feeling of isolation creates an obstacle of getting back involved in society and resuming personal life.
With terms such as “illegal” or “unsafe”, finding safety and a better opportunity is difficult for incoming migrants and refugees. Media influences the climate of fear communities feel, and as Coren would say, it is ruining the way we understand and accept
Many homeless youth also are at increased risk of physical or sexual assault after leaving their homes, which in turn is not limited to only poor households, but is also inclusive of socioeconomic backgrounds. Among the homeless youth population is also a higher risk for depression and thoughts of suicide, which can be contributing factors to nonadherence. Another reason for nonadherence is that homeless individuals may feel a sense of achievement and an extreme self-reliance due to their methods of survival that mainstream society would more than likely be unable to accept or get used