DACA Thriving Tuesdays: Nurturing Creativity and Embracing Faith/Spirituality

Jun 17, 2020 |  Lisseth Rojas-Flores & Norma Ramirez | Health & Wellbeing, Spiritual Formation, Thrive Thoughts, Video



DACA recipients, Jennifer Hernandez and Julie Kim join our moderators, Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Norma Ramirez to share how embracing their creativity and spirituality have helped throughout their undocumented journeys, particularly as they await the Supreme Court decision on DACA.


Additional Resources

  1. Staying Grounded, Connected, and Directed Through Disruption by Pamela Ebstyne King


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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