DACA Thriving Tuesdays: Caring for Your Health and Letting Go of Survivor’s Guilt

Jun 3, 2020 |  Lisseth Rojas-Flores & Norma Ramirez | Health & Wellbeing, Thrive Thoughts, Video



Our moderators, Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez emphasize the importance of taking care of our physical and mental health amidst the context we are currently facing and letting go of survivor’s guilt. Guest speaker, Kathia Soltero Calderon joins the conversation to share her experience in navigating through the United States healthcare system as a DACA recipient.


Additional Resources

  1. Tips to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk After Protesting by Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS and Jarjieh Fang, MPH
  2. Mental Health Connector by Immigrants Rising
  3. Latino Therapy Directory
  4. 6 Tips for Handling Survivor’s Guilt by Dr. Ellen Hendriksen



Author’s Note

This presentation is part of our five-week webinar series, DACA Thriving Tuesdays in collaboration with Fuller Theological Seminary. See the full series here.


About the Moderators

Lisseth Rojas-Flores

Lisseth Rojas-Flores is associate professor of clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and a licensed psychologist. Her research focuses on trauma, youth violence prevention, parent-child relationships, and the overall wellbeing of immigrant children and families in the United States. Her work is deeply informed by culture and context. As a bilingual/bicultural clinical psychologist, Dr. Rojas-Flores is especially interested in addressing the interrelationships between family issues, mental health, and social justice.



Head shot of Norma Ramirez

Norma Ramirez

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Norma Ramirez is DACA recipient and doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology Program at Fuller Theological Seminary. It wasn’t until attending graduate school that she realized crossing the border was a traumatic experience that continues to shape every part of her life. Norma is both an advocate for her therapy clients within the system and an activist in the greater socio-political context for Latino/a immigrant youth and families.


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