Trauma and Psychological Distress in Latino Citizen Children Following Parental Detention and Deportation

  title={Trauma and Psychological Distress in Latino Citizen Children Following Parental Detention and Deportation},
  author={Lisseth Rojas-Flores and Mari L. Clements and Josephine Hwang Koo and J London},
  journal={Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy},
The mental health impact of parental detention and deportation on citizen children is a topic of increasing concern. Forced parent–child separation and parental loss are potentially traumatic events (PTEs) with adverse effects on children’s mental health. Objective: This study examines posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and psychological distress among 91 Latino U.S.-born children (ages 6 to 12), living in mixed-status families with a least 1 undocumented parent at risk for detention… 

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