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Cambio de Colores: Latinos in the Heartland

Proceedings of the 2010 annual conference

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Get the PDFEdited by Stephen Jeanetta and Corinne Valdivia
Cambio Center

At the time of the first conference, back in 2002, it was decided to bring together stakeholders of different walks of life working with immigrants, doing research about immigrants, understanding the needs of the receiving communities that included now significant numbers of immigrants. This vertical cross section of participants in Cambio de Colores has persisted, making it a unique meeting that encourages the exchange of research, best practices, positive and negative experiences of a combination of outstanding community volunteers, university researchers, grade school teachers, health providers, civil rights advocates, immigrants, federal, state, and local government officers, and even the occasional antiimmigrant curious observer.

More than an "immigration" conference, the Cambio de Colores meeting is a venue where more and more stakeholders talk about immigrants and people, families and communities, economics and culture: all the elements to be taken into account to develop lasting integration and healthy communities.

The 2010 conference included discussions in five major areas:

  • Change and Integration, which addresses topics of economic, social and political change, and its effect on well-being.
  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, which addresses topics of community and diversity through segmentation and their impact on Latino immigrants.
  • Civil Rights, which addresses a broad set of topics, from racial profiling at the state and community levels, federal immigration policy and the perspectives of the state, and basic issues such as knowing your rights.
  • Health, which includes both mental and physical health issues such as access to services, cultural competencies, disparities, and provision of services.
  • Education, which spans early childhood to higher education, addressing access to education, approaches and best practices, as well as cultural competencies.

This publication includes abstracts, as well as selected papers, on some of the topics discussed during the 2009 and 2010 Cambio de Colores conferences. Also included is a list of participants.

Session summaries and abstracts

Change and integration

  • Two Mexicans Initiatives: Ventanilla de Salud program, a Gateway to the Health Care System and Financial Education for Mexicans Abroad
    Jacob Prado
  • A Comparative Study of the Life of Immigrant Women in Rural Illinois and in the North of Mexico
    María Galarza, Angela Wiley and Marcela Raffaelli
  • How Does Life for Immigrant Latinas in Rural Illinois Communities Differ by Time in the U.S.?
    Marcela Raffaelli, Steve Tran, María Galarza-Heras and Angela Wiley
  • Childcare Practices and Cultural Beliefs Among Immigrant Latinas in Rural Illinois Communities
    Angela Wiley, María Galarza-Heras, Marcela Raffaelli and Diana Rodríguez
  • Building A Community of the Nations: Interactions Between Non-immigrant Churches and Latino Immigrant Residents
    Jennifer Tello Buntin
  • Latinos Transforming Midwestern Communities: Examining Social, Economic and Demographic Trends at the County Level
    Jennifer Tello Buntin and Jean Kayitsinga
  • Fear of the Unknown: Views on Immigrants in Metropolitan St. Louis
    Emily Hager, Lisa Dorner and Joel Jennings
  • Oral Histories of the Settling Out Process: Latinos in Lansing
    Nicholas J. Woodward
  • Factors Affecting the Job Satisfaction of Latino/a Immigrants in the Midwest
    Lisa Y. Flores and Corinne Valdivia
  • Afro-Latino Identity and Relational Cultural Discipleship: A Dialogue Between Theology and Psychology
    José Martínez
  • Immigration Stories: Understanding the Emotional Impact of Crossing the Border
    April Dirks-Bihun
  • Moving Around to Get By and Try to Get Ahead: Immigration Experiences in New Settlement Communities of the Midwest
    Anne Dannerbeck Janku and Corinne Valdivia
  • Musings for Hispanic Communities: The Literature of Nature, Democracy and Immigration
    Kenneth M. Burke

Civil rights

  • Grassroots Movement for Immigration Reform — Si se puede?
    Angela Ferguson
  • The Welcoming Missouri Initiative (WMI)
    Jennifer Rafanan
  • Identifying and Protecting Immigrant Victims of Human Trafficking
    Carrie L. Tyler, Karla Klingner-Diaz and Helen Fehlig Tatum

Education

  • "I Did Not Know He Was Undocumented?" Best Practices and Challenges Working with Undocumented Students
    Robert J. Barrientos
  • Moving from Access to Quality Access: Growing Latino Learning Communities on College Campuses
    Ethriam Cash Brammer and Rudy Alcalá
  • Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Way to Move Hispanic Youth from Users to Producers of Computer Games
    German Cutz and Emma Theuri
  • Teaching Educational Technology to Hispanics/Latinos: What to Teach and How to Do It
    German Cutz
  • Promoting the Adjustment of Latina/o Children and Adolescents in the Midwest: Research and Clinical Applications
    Patton O. Garriott, Marlen Kanagui, David Aguayo, Megan Strawsine, Lisa Flores and Keith Herman
  • Teaching English Language Learners Scale (TELLS)
    Megan Strawsine, Lisa, Y. Flores, Patton O. Garriott and Marlen Kanagui
  • Experiences of Latina/o High School Students in the Rural Midwest
    Patton O. Garriott, Marlen Kanagui, Lisa Flores and Megan Strawsine
  • Partnerships to Create Healthier Parenting Practices in Latina/o Families in the Midwest
    Marlen Kanagui, David Aguayo and Keith Herman
  • Safe Sexting: You May Want to Think Before You Hit the Send Button!
    Alejandra Gudiño and Kimberly Allen
  • Strengthening the Values of Latino Families: Working with the Right Curriculum
    Alejandra Gudiño and Kimberly Allen
  • Bienvenidos: Creating Familial Bonds
    Gerardo Rodríguez

Entrepreneurship and economic development

  • Who are Hispanics? Understanding the Hispanic Community and its Diversity through Segmentation
    Robert J. Barrientos
  • An Assessment of the Impact of Social Networks on Well-Being: Evidence from Latino Immigrants in Non-urban Missouri Communities
    Pedro Dozi
  • Latino Business Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators in Four Iowa Communities
    Cornelia and Jan Flora, Claudia M. Prado-Meza and Diego Thompson
  • Human, Social and Cultural Capitals among Latino Gardeners in Denison and Marshalltown, Iowa
    Diego Thompson
  • Acculturation, Context of Reception and Capitals Affecting Economic Integration of Latino Newcomers to the Midwest in 2009
    Corinne Valdivia and Pedro Dozi

Health

  • Binational Health Week in Missouri: A Brief Summary of the 2009 Evaluation Report
    Christina Vasquez-Case and Mercedes Saint Elin
  • Unbandaged Wounds: Why Latinas are Unable to Access Maternal Health Care
    Brandi N. Geisinger, Cheryl Davidson, Flor Romero de Slowing and Jennifer Vázquez
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Care for Latinos in the United States, a Review of the Literature
    Pilar Horner, Daniel Velez Orti and Jennifer Buntin Tello
  • Health and Health Services: The Voices of Older Latina Women in Rural Missouri
    M. Kay Libbus, Marjorie Sable and Patricia Kelly
  • Poverty and Health of Children from Racial/Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Families in the Midwest
    Jean Kayitsinga
  • Community-Based Training Curriculum for Promotores de Salud
    Irazema Mendoza, Lisa Sanderson Cox, Cielo Fernández, Elizabeth Reynoso, Susan Garrett, Natalia Suárez and A. Paula Cupertino
  • Promotores de Salud: Assessing the Health of Their Community
    Natalia Suárez, A. Paula Cupertino, Lisa Cox, Cielo Fernández, Aura Morgan, Susan Garrett, Irazema Mendoza and Edward Ellerbeck
  • Promotoras de Salud: A Health Literacy Approach to Improving Immigrant Access to Health Care
    Stephen Jeanetta, Eduardo Crespi, Sandra Zapata, Karina Campos and Jamie Christianson
  • Cancer Health Disparity Predictors Among Rural and Urban Hispanic/Latino Medically Underserved: A Systematic Review
    Keila E. Peña-Hernández
  • Casa de Salud: A Community and University Partnership
    Mary Ann Lavin, Stephanie O'Donnell and David Schneider
  • Tomando Control de su Salud; Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management
    Beth Richards
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Legislative and Program Updates
    Nancy Ríos

Selected papers

  • Teaching the Right Curriculum: Strengthening the Values of Latino Families
    Alejandra Gudiño and Kimberly Allen
  • Rural Hispanic Women in Missouri: A Needs Assessment
    M. Kay Libbus, Patricia J. Kelly and Marjorie Sable
  • Casa de Salud: A Community and University Partnership
    Mary Ann Lavin, Stephanie O'Donnell and David Schneider
  • Human, Social and Cultural Capitals among Latino Gardeners in Denison and Marshalltown, Iowa
    Diego Thompson
  • Poverty and Health of Children from Racial/Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Families in the Midwest
    Jean Kayitsinga
  • The Impact of Social Networks on Well-Being: Evidence from Latino Immigrants
    Pedro Dozi
  • The Role of Acculturation, Context of Reception and Capitals Affecting Economic Integration of Latino Newcomers to the Midwest in 2009
    Corinne Valdivia and Pedro Dozi
  • Promotoras de Salud: A Health Literacy Approach to Improving Immigrant Access to Health Care
    Stephen Jeanetta and Jamie Christianson

Figures and tables

  • Figure 1
    Venn diagram illustrating interactions among the Hispanic community, the larger health care system, and Casa de Salud
  • Figure 2
    Case de Salud Referral Tree
  • Figure 3
    The Strengths-based Model Framework
  • Figure 4
    Berry's Multidimensional Acculturation Process
  • Table 1
    Barriers and factors that facilitate access to primary care services among the immigrant Hispanic community
  • Table 2
    Casa de Salud's institutional support
  • Table 3
    Hispanic community partnerships
  • Table 4
    Health care system partners
  • Table 5
    Number of times respondents mentioned each of the community capitals during the interviews
  • Table 6
    Logistic Regression Coefficients of Poor Child Health on Child Poverty
  • Table 7
    List of variables used in OLS analysis
  • Table 8
    Variables used in the assessment of hypothesis 2
  • Table 9
    Variables used in the OLS estimation
  • Table 10
    Results of the empirical estimation

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • Research
  • Best practices
  • Policy
  • Immigrants

Pages

  • 104

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