Cause social disturbances/ disruption
Social disruption- familiarity, customs, norms, language, values
Moving out of my psychological home- it’s safe, it’s what we know, it’s comfortable
Relocation- subset of migration; also cause social disruption
Reasons for Migrating
Political- unrest or persecution
Disaster/ critical incident
Social Disruption may include a class issue. Middle upper class don’t know how to apply for social services. Forced migration moves you downward, harming self esteem. Internal issue with not wanting to ask for help. Don’t know where you are
We need to talk about migration process:
What was life like before?
What was migration process like?
What has life been like since?
What were your perceptions/ideas of the new place?
Was there sexual assault? (male political prisoner; female)
Community is important to how people adapt as well as their mood (depressed)
Dynamics of Family
Power shift when son and father go and leave mother (executive split)
Financial problems with not supporting/provide (self esteem goes down)
What says to sibling that stays vs sibling that goes (abandoned)
Relationships change/may not ever be as close
Parentified children; translator etc
Impacts not only immediate family, but everyone
Many people come into treatment because of a broken heart
They come in because they are home sick for their home land
Couple may fight because spouse is in their homeland
Spouse may not understand loneliness, lack of community, social
How did the decision to migrate come to be?
Did it change over time?
Children, acculturating, new roles, new culture rules
Political issues and medical issues
Not a racial/ethnicity issue
Those who migrate often send money home to land to stay connected
Maintain honor/ agreement to go
NOT focused on not assimilating
Internet, social network, money, news, telephone, photos
2nd generation (born in America)
Idealize home country; they become more traditional
As a response to discrimination
Have no memory; they listen to the stories