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

By Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez

 

Our moderators 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 U.S. 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

 

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


 

About the Moderators

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.

 

Norma Ramirez

Born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico, Norma Ramirez is DACA recipient and Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology 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. Ramirez 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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