By Sam Piha
If we hope to positively impact young people's social and emotional and character skills, it is important that we understand the full context of their lives.
California, like many states, is home to a large number of documented and undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients. Thus, the recent changes to our immigration policy has huge implications for our stakeholders - teachers, parents, and youth.
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has developed an excellent report on the effects of the immigration policy changes on our public schools. This report entitled California: Immigration & Inclusion in Schools has very little text, only infographics which makes it a powerful communications tool for educators and afterschool providers. Perhaps those in other states can identify similar numbers.
We highly recommend that you take a look at this brief report (8 pages). In reviewing this report:
**NOTE: All infographics and images are from the California: Immigration & Inclusion in Schools report by CCSESA
Sam Piha is the founder and principal of Temescal Associates, a consulting group dedicated to building the capacity of leaders and organizations in education and youth development.