publication . Article . 2017

Coming of Age on the Margins: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Siemons, Rachel; Raymond-Flesch, Marissa; Auerswald, Colette L; Brindis, Claire D;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
© 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. Undocumented immigrant young adults growing up in the United States face significant challenges. For those qualified, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program’s protections may alleviate stressors, with implications for their mental health and wellbeing (MHWB). We conducted nine focus groups with 61 DACA-eligible Latinos (ages 18–31) in California to investigate their health needs. Participants reported MHWB as their greatest health concern and viewed DACA as beneficial through increasing access to opportunities and promoting belonging and peer support. Participants found that DACA also introduce...
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free text keywords: Humans, Focus Groups, Self Concept, Family Relations, Mental Health, Social Support, Socioeconomic Factors, Adolescent, Adult, Hispanic Americans, United States, California, Female, Male, Resilience, Psychological, Young Adult, Policy, Undocumented Immigrants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Immigrants, Qualitative research, Undocumented, Well-being Latino, Young adults, Behavioral and Social Science, Clinical Research, Basic Behavioral and Social Science, Public Health, Public Health and Health Services, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology
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publication . Article . 2017

Coming of Age on the Margins: Mental Health and Wellbeing Among Latino Immigrant Young Adults Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Siemons, Rachel; Raymond-Flesch, Marissa; Auerswald, Colette L; Brindis, Claire D;