Immigration, Trauma and Substance Use: The Latino Journey to the U.S., Houston, TX

National Hispanic and Latino ATTC

05/23/2017 - 05/24/2017

Conference: Immigration patterns to the United States play a significant role in the Latino cultural experience, so it deserves special consideration. Out of the approximately 53.9 million Hispanics living in the U.S. in 2013, 18.7 million were foreign born, and an estimated 12.7 million were undocumented residents (24.2%). More than half of the nation’s 16 million Hispanic children were born to at least one foreign born parent. Immigration represents two major sources of stress, (1) family dislocation, fragmentation and reconstruction, and (2) culture change for individuals and across generations. The process of immigration and resettlement can be relatively uncomplicated or, in some cases, very complicated with added difficulties such as experiences of trauma, acculturation stress, and substance use. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum where behavioral health professionals can learn about, and speak about these added difficulties.

Registration Fee: Not determined yet
Address:
University of Houston
Student Center South - Houston Room
4455 University Drive
Houston, Texas 77204
For more information, contact:
Carmen Andujar
Phone: 787-785-4211
Email: carmen.andujar@uccaribe.edu
Registration
http://www.attcnetwork.org/national-focus-areas/content.aspx?rc=hispaniclatino&content=CUSTOM3SUB2
Collaborators
University Houston University of Texas