Trauma & Psychological Distress Among Latino Children of Unauthorized Parents Facing Deportation

By Lisseth Rojas Flores


Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores presents at the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration, focusing on the adverse effects (such as PTSD and psychological distress) of forced parent-child separation on US-born Latino children’s mental health. Dr. Rojas-Flores also shares her recommendations for clinical practice, research, and public policy on behalf of these vulnerable kids.



This presentation was published by the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration.


About the Speaker

Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her primary research interests focus on trauma, youth violence prevention, and the quality of parent-child relationships and overall well-being of children and parents living in low-income immigrant families in the United States. She takes a special interest in addressing the interrelationships between family, mental health and social justice issues.


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