Multidimensional Identities of the 1.5 Undocumented Generation

Embracing Strengths & Vulnerabilities

For Thriving & Resilience

Undocumented journeys are not all the same.

We all bring along our unique and multidimensional identities and perspectives as we forge a path through uncharted territories toward a better future. Nonetheless, there are high and low points along this path that are shared by many of us. We hope that this resource will help, encourage, inspire, and accompany you in this journey. Hover over the journey below to zoom in.

DACA Mental Health Map FRONT

*Download this resource, fold as an accordion, and keep handy in your pocket or wallet.

DACA Thriving Tuesdays

In collaboration with Fuller Theological Seminary, the Thrive Center hosted DACA Thriving Tuesdays on Facebook Live from May 26, 2020 to June 23, 2020. This 5-week webinar series expanded on self-care tips and mental health resources for undocumented individuals with or without DACA. Our webinar series is now available on-demand below.


Schedule for 5-week webinar series

Pushing Back Against Unhelpful Thoughts

May 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT

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Caring for Your Physical Health
Letting Go of Survivor's Guilt

June 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT

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Engaging Your Community
Seeking and Maintaining Healthy 

June 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT

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Nurturing Your Creativity
Embracing Your Faith and Spirituality

June 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT

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Dealing with Strong and Mixed Emotions
Moving Forward with a Vision for the Future

June 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM PDT

> Watch Here

More DACA Resources

Webinar: Mentoring the 1.5 Generation

Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores, with scholars, mentors, and DACA recipients, discusses the best practices to mentoring DACA and undocumented youth in this webinar.

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Infograph: Supporting the 1.5. Generation

We outline 8 research-based mentoring practices to help you advocate and support DACA and undocumented youth during these uncertain times.

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Podcast: Conversing about DACA

Norma Ramirez joins the Conversing Podcast to talk about growing up undocumented and her experience as a PhD student at Fuller Theological Seminary under the DACA policy.

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Article: DACA & Immigrant Youth: What are We Called to Do?

Learn about the health challenges DACA recipients often face and what we can do to support them.

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Op-Ed: Awaiting a DACA Decision AmiD COVID-19

Norma Ramirez writes about her journey as a DACA recipient, the need for human connection, and awaiting the Supreme Court decision amid this pandemic.

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Article: Preparing for the Upcoming DACA Decision

Norma Ramirez and colleagues identify steps for how schools can support undocumented students in light of the pending Supreme Court decision on DACA.

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UndocuHealth National Mental Health Directory

United We Dream provides a National Mental Health directory for DACA and undocumented individuals seeking therapy and mental health services.

> Learn More

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