Millions of families in the United States, children included, endure profound disruption due to the deportation of one or more family members. Potential consequences of fear of parental deportation will be discussed followed by an introduction to several creative interventions that may be helpful in working with children of undocumented parents. Implications for counselors, counselor educators and researchers will also be included.
Gain a general understanding of the potential familial, marital, financial, and psycho-social consequences of fear of parental deportation on children.
Learn about implications and recommendations for working with immigrant children affected by deportations.
Learn about creative interventions that may be useful in helping children impacted by fear of parental deportation.
Literature review on effects of deportation on children will be utilized as a foundation for introducing creative interventions that can be used for working with children impacted by the fear of parental deportations. Implications for mental health providers and resources will be shared.
Center Against Sexual and Family Violence