Sara Buckingham, doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, talks with the Global Alliance about what acculturation is, why it is important, why a new model is needed for conceptualizing acculturation, and the practical implications are of her research with Latina/o immigrant.
Dr. Joan Griffin, a public health expert at the Mayo Clinic and one of the authors from the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry special issue entitled, "Facilitating reintegration for military service personnel, veterans, and their families," describes the unique challenges facing caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury and polytrauma and proposes a model for predicting mental health outcomes in this population.
Global Alliance policy liaison Jill McLeigh and Incarceration Task Force member Jamielee Behrendt-Mihalski joined RadioActive to discuss policies that have led to and continue to contribute to this country's mass incarceration crisis, with a focus on policies related to mental health and substance use. A little policy. A little social justice. A lot of fun.