DACA Thriving Tuesdays: Pushing Back Against Unhelpful Thoughts

By Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez


Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores and DACA recipient, Norma Ramirez lead our first DACA Thriving Tuesdays webinar, introducing our self-care guide for undocumented individuals with and without DACA and sharing tips on how push back against unhelpful thoughts.


Additional Resources

  1. Grief and Mindfulness: The Importance of Checking-In with Your Body by Dr. Joey Fung
  2. Grief and Mindfulness: How to Manage Your Emotions by Dr. Joey Fung
  3. 7 Qualities of Mindfulness Trained in the Body Scan by Mindful.org
  4. How to Do Progressive Muscle Relaxation by Therapist Aid
  5. 5 Steps to Raise Your Emotional Awareness and Gain Control by Psychology Compass


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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