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The Well-Being of Immigrant Latino Youth: A Framework to Inform Practice

Citation

Chapman, Mimi V. & Perreira, Krista M. (2005). The Well-Being of Immigrant Latino Youth: A Framework to Inform Practice. Families in Society, 86(1), 104-111.

Abstract

All families must confront positive and negative influences when raising children. This challenge is greater for new immigrants, who must negotiate the additional influences of culture and environment and incorporate their family history into their life in a new country. This article summarizes findings regarding the well-being of Latino youth on domains important to functioning later in life (e.g., mental health, substance use, school functioning, early adult role-taking). The summary is followed by a discussion of the psychosocial risks that threaten the successful adaptation of Latino youth in immigrant families and the protective factors that facilitate their adaptation. A framework of practice guidelines and case applications is proposed to guide helping professionals in assessing the needs of Latino youth.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1606/1044-3894.1882

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2005

Journal Title

Families in Society

Author(s)

Chapman, Mimi V.
Perreira, Krista M.