CESPYD members participate in the YOU.TH Project: “Tools for Inclusive”.

Rocío Garrido and Blanca Vera, members of CESPYD, participants in the YOU.TH Project: “Tools for Inclusive” within the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027) funded by the European Union.   This project aims to promote the use of digital and creative tools (mainly theatre) for promoting social justice and developing advocacy...

22 November, 2023

Different Media Echo the CIE 2022 Report of the Jesuit Service to Migrants.

The Jesuit Service to Migrants (SJM) has presented its 2022 Annual Report on Foreigners’ Detention Centres (CIE) in Spain, entitled ‘Inequalities that generate inequality’. In this Report, CESPYD has collaborated in anticipation of the main results of a study on the mental health of inmates, carried out in collaboration with...

13 June, 2023

An Article by Virginia Paloma Recognized as a Top Downloaded Paper by Wiley

The article “The Roles of Settings in Supporting Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression: A policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association”, published in the American Journal of Community Psychology, has been recognised by Wiley as one of the most...

31 March, 2023

Virginia Paloma speaks at the European Economic and Social Committee

On 16 March, the final conference of the European ATHENA project “Entrepreneurship as a Path to Socio-Economic Inclusion of Migrant Women” took place at the European Economic and Social Committee. The objective of the event was to present and discuss with the key stakeholders and European politicians the results of...

17 March, 2023

Virginia Paloma speaks at a conference organised by Acción Verapaz

On 8 February, Virginia Paloma, coordinator of CESPYD, took part as a speaker at the 15th Conference on “Citizenship and Migratory Movements: Proposals for Coexistence and Integration”, organised by the Acción Verapaz association and the parish of San Jacinto (Seville).

9 February, 2023

CESPYD hosts the Preparatory Meeting for the III Ibero-American Permanent Forum “Afro-descendant Women and Human Rights Defenders”

CESPYD, in collaboration with the Haurralde Foundation and the Asociación Afro y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (Colombia), has held the first preparatory meeting of the “III Ibero-American Permanent Forum of Afro-descendant Women and Human Rights Defenders”.   This preparatory meeting took place in the Faculty of Psychology of the University...

6 February, 2023

NEXTROM: Digitising the new Roma generations

Coordinators: Manuel García-Ramírez and Virginia Paloma. Duration: Ongoing project. Abstract: Post-COVID Europe must ensure that the next generations of Roma people overcome the inequalities they have suffered for centuries. The pandemic has catalysed these inequalities and risks further exacerbating their difficulties in accessing decent housing, access to employment and fair working conditions,...

20 December, 2022

CESPYD welcomes Aloe Cubero from Rovira i Virgili University

CESPYD had the visit of Aloe Cubero, a pre-doctoral researcher at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili during the months of September and November 2022. This stay was under the tutelage of our colleague Dr Rocío Garrido, who co-directs Aloe’s doctoral thesis together with Dr Barbara Biglia from the URV. The...

30 November, 2022

POWER2ROMI: Empowering andalusian Roma women and girls’ mattering through reproductive justice

Coordinators: Manuel García-Ramírez and Virginia Paloma. Duration: Ongoing project. Abstract: Early marriage and motherhood among Roma women (REMM) in Andalusia impoverish their lives, puts them at risk for physical and mental health, makes them vulnerable to domestic violence, precipitates school dropouts and condemns them to precarious jobs. Although it is usually attributed to...

1 July, 2022

Contributions of the Liberating Community Psychology Approach to Psychosocial Practice on Sexual and Gender Diversity

Reference: Garrido R. & Zaptsi A. (2022). Contributions of the Liberating Community Psychology Approach to Psychosocial Practice on Sexual and Gender Diversity. In: Chaparro R. A. & Prado M. A. M. (eds) Latinx Queer Psychology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82250-7_2. Abstract: Liberation psychology is possibly the biggest contribution of Latin America to...

16 December, 2021

The Impact of Formula Industry Marketing on Breastfeeding Rates in Native and Migrant Mothers

Reference: Lisi, C., de Freitas, C. & Barros, H. (2021). “The Impact of Formula Industry Marketing on Breastfeeding Rates in Native and Migrant Mothers”. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16 (9): 725-733. http://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2021.0041. Abstract: Introduction. Lifelong benefits of breastfeeding are far-reaching. However, optimal breastfeeding practices may be negatively affected by the marketing of...

15 October, 2021

Archetypes, Me Too, Time’s Up and the representation of diverse women on TV

Reference: Garrido, R. & Zaptsi, A. (2021). Archetypes, Me Too, Time’s Up and the representation of diverse women on TV. [Arquetipos, Me Too, Time’s Up y la representación de mujeres diversas en TV]. Comunicar, 68. https://doi.org/10.3916/C68-2021-02. Abstract: The feminist movements Me Too and Time’s Up have showcased the power of...

19 April, 2021

Convivencia, Participación y Diversidad en Sevilla

Reference: Garrido, R. (2019). Living together, Participation and Diversity in Seville. Claver y Ayuntamiento de Sevilla. Abstract: Este informe recoge los resultados del proyecto “Construyendo redes de convivencia y participación ciudadana y vecinal”, financiado por el Ayuntamiento de Sevilla y desarrollado por la asociación Claver. Concretamente, se presenta un diagnóstico...

30 September, 2019

Need for Ensuring Cultural Competence in Medical Programmes of European Universities

Reference: Sorensen, J., Norredam, M., Suurmond, J., Carter-Pokras, O., Garcia-Ramirez, M., & Krasnik, A. (2019). Need for ensuring cultural competence in medical programmes of European universities. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 21. Abstract: Background: Europe is becoming more social and cultural diverse as a result of the increasing migration, but the...

23 January, 2019

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Roma Women: the Family Planning Programme of Polígono Sur in Seville (Spain)

Reference: Escobar-Ballesta, M., García-Ramírez, M., Albar-Marín, M. J., & Paloma, V. (en prensa). Salud sexual y reproductiva en mujeres gitanas: el programa de planificación familiar del Polígono Sur. Gaceta Sanitaria. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.12.006 Abstract: Objective: To describe the challenges, resources and strategies of the staff of the family planning programme of the Polígono Sur...

6 April, 2018

Rocío Garrido, a New PhD in CESPYD

On November 10th 2017, our colleague Rocío Garrido obtained her PhD with her work entitled  “Competences for Equity in Culturally Diverse Communities: Conceptualizing and Measuring Community Cultural Competence”. Her work was codirected by Prof. Manuel García-Ramírez (Universidad de Sevilla) and Prof. Fabricio Balcázar (University of Illinois at Chicago). She graduated...

10 November, 2017

Implementing a Cultural Competence Training as a Psychopolitical Empowerment Process

Reference: Acosta, M. E., Albar, M. J., García-Ramírez, M., & Aguilera, A. (2017). Implementing a cultural competence training as a psychopolitical empowerment process. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 45, 70-80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10852352.2016.1197744 Abstract: The cultural competence training (CCT) of health care professionals represents a useful resource to face the...

28 July, 2017

Community psychology contributions to the study of social inequalities, well-being and social justice

Reference: García-Ramírez, M., Balcázar, F. y De Freitas, C. (2014). Community psychology contributions to the study of social inequalities, well-being and social justice. Psychosocial Intervention, 23, 79-81. Abstract: This special issue of the Journal of Psychosocial Intervention aims to contribute to the understanding of human well-being as a matter of social justice....

20 April, 2014

Ecological Theory and Research in Multicultural Psychology: A Community Psychology Perspective

Reference:  Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F., Garcia-Ramirez, M. y Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2014). Ecological theory and research in multicultural psychology: A community psychology perspective. In F.T.L. Leong (Ed.) APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology, vol.1.  Full text: https://cespyd.es/a/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2014-Ecological-theory-and-research-in-multicultural-psychology.pdf

16 January, 2014

PROCOMDI: Community cultural competence, competent professionals in diverse community

Coordinator: Manuel García-Ramírez. Duration: 2012-2014. Abstract: The Spanish model of economic growth has required an important contribution by a low qualified immigrant work force that suffers multiple risks of social exclusion. The lack of accessibility, acceptance, and the quality of health care aggravates these risks. For some time, the scientific community has...

1 January, 2014

C2ME: Culturally competent teachers in medical education

Funded by: EACEA Erasmus Lifelong Learning Program. Coordinator: Jeanine Suurmond (Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam). Duration: 2013 – 2015. Abstract: C2ME aims to develop an overarching faculty programme for faculty staff as well as educational leaders.  C2ME will develop design principles to implement cultural competencies in the curriculum. This will...

1 January, 2013

Development and Validation of the Cultural Competence Assessment Instrument: A Factorial Analysis

Reference: Suárez-Balcazar-, Y., Balcazar, F., Taylor-Ritzler, T., Portillo, N., Rodakowsk, J., Garcia-Ramirez, M. y Willis, C. (2011). Development and validation of the cultural competence assessment instrument: A factorial analysis. Journal of Rehabilitation, 4-13. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an instrument to measure cultural competence among rehabilitation...

22 December, 2011

Understanding the Impact of Cultural Competence and Prejudice towards Cultural Diversity on Cases of Burnout in Patient-to-provider Interactions

Reference: Bocchino, A., Garcia-Ramirez, M. y Arcidiacono, C. (2011). Understanding the impact of cultural competence and prejudice towards cultural diversity on cases of burnout in patient-to-provider interactions. In R. Zapata-Barrero & A.R. van Ewijk (Eds.), Spheres of diversities. From concept to policy. 155-169. Barcelona: CIDOB y GRITIM-UPF. ISBN: 978-84-92511-35-8 Full text: https://cespyd.es/a/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/10.pdf

22 May, 2011

Contributions of Liberation Psychology to the Integration of the Immigrant Population

Reference: Albar, M. J., Garcia-Ramirez, M., El Karkri, M., Luque-Ribelles, V. et al. (2010) .Contributions of Liberation Psychology to the Integration of the Immigrant Population. Psychosocial Intervention, 19, 223-234. Abstract: Mobility is a human dimension that has been a part of human behaviour since humanity began. However, the actual exodus of...

1 March, 2010

HOME: Health and social care for migrants and ethnic minorities

Financiado por: COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology. Coordinador: David Ingleby (University of Amsterdam). Duración: 2007 – 2011. Resumen: El reciente aumento del número de migrantes en Europa ha generado un volumen creciente de investigaciones sobre su estado de salud y la necesidad de adaptar los servicios de atención...

1 January, 2007