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Post-Disaster Worker Empowerment Journal Assessment: A Research-to Practice Fellowship Project

Show simple item record Torres, Melissa Acuña Arreaza, Marianela 2019-04-29T17:36:56Z 2019-04-29T17:36:56Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Torres, Melissa; Acuña Arreaza, Marianela. (2018). Post-Disaster Worker Empowerment Journal Assessment: A Research-to Practice Fellowship Project. University of Texas at Austin and Fe Y Justicia Worker Center, for the Center for Victim Research, Victim Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects, 2018 cohort, 8 pgs. en_US
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Fe y Justicia Worker Center [FJWC], Houston’s only organization dedicated to immigrant and low-wage worker rights, partnered with their volunteer, and human trafficking researcher, Dr. Melissa Torres [of the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA)] to assess and evaluate a journaling program through the new worker promoter program, part of the organization’s post-disaster worker safety response. The Worker Empowerment Journals were the vehicle with which this project was based and guided. Assessment of the journals through focus groups have helped to guide the development of the meetings, trainings, outreach, and leadership for the FJWC Worker Empowerment Clinic....Focus group participants who were in more stable work settings had more time to review the journals and document their work experience, and shared very helpful feedback on how to better promote the need for documenting work experiences and the need to journal for mental health and empowerment by learning their rights through the journal. Because FJWC is a member organization where members educate, train, promote, and work with each other in peer-led interactions, discussions evolved from exploring the efficacy of the journal to discussing the mental health needs which arose from the discussions on various work experiences, labor abuse, and political anti-immigrant rhetoric. [The Center for Victim Research (CVR) funds and supports local-level Research-and-Practice (R/P) Fellowships. The IDVSA and FJWC partnership was part of the 2018 cohort]. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Victim Research (CVR) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Victim Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects;2018
dc.subject Research into Practice en_US
dc.subject Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships en_US
dc.subject Focus Group en_US
dc.subject Interagency Collaboration en_US
dc.subject Immigrants en_US
dc.subject Low Income en_US
dc.subject Financial Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Workplace Violence en_US
dc.subject Workplace Harassment en_US
dc.subject Workplace Safety en_US
dc.subject Employment en_US
dc.subject Language Access en_US
dc.subject Spanish-speaking en_US
dc.subject Discrimination en_US
dc.subject Hate Crime en_US
dc.subject Labor Exploitation en_US
dc.subject Labor Trafficking en_US
dc.subject Natural Disasters en_US
dc.subject Disaster Response en_US
dc.subject Emergency Response en_US
dc.subject Human Rights en_US
dc.subject Worker Safety en_US
dc.subject Worker Rights en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.subject Emotional Distress en_US
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations en_US
dc.subject Peer Support en_US
dc.subject Support Groups en_US
dc.subject Survivors of Trauma en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Victim Voice en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Latinx en_US
dc.subject Latina en_US
dc.subject Latino en_US
dc.subject Hispanic en_US
dc.subject Lost Wages en_US
dc.subject Wage Theft en_US
dc.subject Undocumented Workers en_US
dc.subject Manual Labor en_US
dc.title Post-Disaster Worker Empowerment Journal Assessment: A Research-to Practice Fellowship Project en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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