The immigration experience of Latin American families

Research and action on perceived risk and protective factors

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, to contribute to the understanding of risk and protective factors involved in the adaptation of immigrants and refugees. Second, to report on a collaborative, community-driven, action research project. Both goals were incorporated into a conceptual framework aimed at integrating general knowledge on the topic with the unique experiences of a group of refugees, for the purpose of generating action. The study began addressing three weaknesses of the literature: (a) the lack of investigations on the adaptation of immigrant and refugee children, (b) the need to explore protective mechanisms within refugee families, and (c) the paucity of unity between research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-116
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Journal of Community Mental Health
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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