New publication alert for Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson!

Title: Understanding the Impact of Negative Stereotypic Images on Identity Development in African American Children and Single Mothers: Implications for Educators, School Counselors, and Administrators

Journal: Florida Journal of Educational Research

This study was led by Dr. Alishea S. Rowley, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Florida A & M University, in collaboration with Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson (pictured), Assistant Professor at UNCG. It focuses on the impact of stereotypic images in conjunction with racial identity development in Single African American Mothers (SAAMs) and their children. The investigation of this topic is important because there is a need to highlight oppressive images that impact racial development and academic success in children of color and the topic is vital to helping professionals and academic leaders to better understand the needs of the population and effective ways to help them. Further, the study also highlighted relevant theories to explain racial identity development.

Dr. Carmen Monico has been appointed as a Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Research Fellow for 2020-2022

Dr. Carmen Monico has been appointed as a Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Research Fellow for 2020-2022. She has served in this capacity since 2014.

The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC) Fellows are community-based academics, professionals, and practitioners who undertake community-based research, advocacy, education, outreach, and practice related to refugees and immigrants in the state of North Carolina. The CNNC Fellows program began in 2001 as a small group but has now grown to a network of approximately 100 people. The mission of the group is to support the CNNC’s work by strengthening immigrant and refugee communities through participatory research, evaluation, community education and engagement. CNNC Fellows seek to center community interests and goals in these endeavors.

The CNNC Fellows’ Theme for this year is COVID-19 and Refugee and Immigrant Communities — Impact and Response.

Congratulations, Dr. Monico!

Dr. Carmen Monico’s 3 fall 2020 presentations focus on the global impact of COVID-19 on migrant populations

Dr. Carmen Monico, Associate Professor of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCAT) and new faculty in the Joint Master and PhD Social Work Programs of NCAT and the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG), presented at 2 professional conferences and one scholars’ meeting in fall 2020 (cited below). Monico’s presentations summarized findings from research conducted on the global impact of COVID on migrant populations, including those displaced from Central American Northern Triangle Countries (CANT), and regarding conditions in immigrant detention centers and shelters in the United States. Monico is currently finalizing manuscripts on the research presented. Various academic and community groups in North Carolina organized the virtual events, of which recordings are available upon request to or

Global refugee and immigrant health during a COVID pandemic era: Experiences, status, and perspectives on racial health disparities. Panel presentation at the Global Health in the COVID-19 Era: Leadership in Action, The Triangle Global Health Virtual Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina, December 3, 2020.

Collective Historical Trauma as a Health Disparity in North Carolina Refugee and Immigrant Communities. Presentation at the First Virtual Symposium Health Professionals for Equity in Health and Healthcare Symposium, North Carolina A&T College of Health and Human Sciences, Faith Communities in Guilford, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties, partners at Cone Health, and NC Action Coalition, Greensboro, North Carolina, November 12, 2020.

Impacts of Global Pandemics on Internally Displaced People, Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Challenges in Containing and Mitigating COVID-19 among Migrant and Mobile Populations. Presentation at the First Virtual Meeting of the Center for New North Carolina (CNNC) Scholars, Greensboro, North Carolina, October 19, 2020.