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By Miriam Potocky

Social paintings perform with refugees and immigrants calls for really expert wisdom of those populations, and really good diversifications and functions of mainstream providers and interventions. simply because they can be faced with cultural, linguistic, political, and socioeconomic limitations, those teams are specially at risk of mental difficulties. between those difficulties are nervousness, melancholy, alienation, grief, even post-traumatic pressure disease, in addition to organic issues stemming from insufficient or underutilized clinical prone. top Practices for Social paintings with Refugees and Immigrants is the 1st booklet to provide a complete advisor to social paintings with foreign-born consumers that evaluates many various innovations in mild in their methodological strengths and weaknesses. half I units forth the context for empirically established carrier techniques to such consumers by way of describing the character of those populations, proper guidelines designed to help them, and repair supply platforms. half II addresses particular areas of difficulty universal to refugees and immigrants and evaluates numerous evaluate and intervention concepts for every zone. preserving a rigorous empirical and greatly pan-cultural method all through, Miriam Potocky-Tripodi seeks to spot the main functional, "best practices" to fulfill many of the and urgent wishes of uprooted peoples.

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Sinking, drowning, and illness or death due to sun exposure are not uncommon. In many cases refugees are placed in refugee camps in neighboring countries before they are sent to a permanent home in a third country such as the United States. These camps usually consist of tent cities. They are often overcrowded and have poor sanitary conditions. Diseases and violence in the camps are not uncommon. Refugees may remain in such camps for years before obtaining permission to enter the United States, or being returned to their country of origin.

Therefore, the size of this population can only be estimated.  indicates that there are estimated to be a total of  million illegal aliens in the United States. Thus, the illegal alien population comprises about one-fifth of the total foreign-born population. More than half of the illegal aliens are from Mexico. Of the remaining top nine countries, six are in Central America or the Caribbean. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1998.  show the numbers of two classes of nonimmigrants— temporary workers and students.

Only about  percent of the world’s population are international migrants (Faist ; Fischer, Martin, and Straubhaar ). Therefore, there must be other explanations for why people stay in or leave their countries. Consequently, more complex theories have recently been developed. The more comprehensive theories recognize that international migration is a result of factors operating at three levels: the macro or structural level, which entails political, economic, cultural, and geographic forces in the international arena, the country of origin, and the country of destination; the meso or relational level, which entails the relationships between potential movers and stayers in both the country of origin and the country of destination; and the micro or individual level, which entails personal characteristics and the individual’s freedom to make autonomous decisions about moving or staying (Faist ; Malmberg ).

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