GCIR is launching a new Funders’ Working Group on Immigrant Trauma, Belonging, and Well-Being. The ongoing family separation and detention crisis has raised awareness of the detrimental consequence of trauma on immigrant families. This current crisis is happening in the broader context of ongoing threats of enforcement against families in our communities and polarizing rhetoric, with recent reports finding that children in immigrant families and their parents are experiencing traumatic and toxic stress. This impacts their ability to grow in safe and healthy environments.

This newly formed national Funders’ Working Group on Immigrant Trauma, Belonging, and Well-Being will provide a dedicated space for funders to deepen their knowledge, build relationships, facilitate peer learning, and identify funding strategies to address issues of holistic wellness, well-being, belonging, toxic stress, trauma, and resilience across the country. Members will establish shared learning goals and priorities and create opportunities for peer learning.

If you are interested, please contact Aryah Somers Landsberger at GCIR. The group’s first call is August 2, 2018 at 1:30 – 3:00 eastern. If you have colleagues who you think are interested in joining, please feel free to forward this information.