SOC PhD student publishes report on immigrant trauma

April 3, 2023

Teresa Rivera, Dual Major Doctoral Degree student in Chicano/Latino Studies and Sociology, has published "A Social Ecological Approach to Latino Immigrant Trauma and Intervention: An Integrative Review" in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Teresa RiveraThis paper presents an application that can be taken when conducting mental health intervention within the Latino immigrant population. Using a social ecological lens, it provides an overview of experiences and factors to detail the characteristics, trauma, and resilience factors present within this population. Utilizing Ungar’s framework on resilience, that decenters the individual from experiences of trauma to position them alongside their social network and resources, it proposes an application for future intervention and research efforts. Addressing intervention at a foundational level allows for the supplementing and shaping of current methods to address the mental health needs of this community.

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