Promoting Resilience in Immigrants

Melissa L. Morgan Consoli, Nelly Gonzalez and Susana Ayala Lopez

in The Oxford Handbook of Prevention in Counseling Psychology

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396423
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Promoting Resilience in Immigrants

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Abstract This chapter outlines adversities faced by immigrants as well as factors associated with their resilience. The Latino/a immigrant population is highlighted as the largest immigrant population in the United States. Factors contributing to resilience in this population, as well as programs and approaches used to foster well-being and resilience are discussed. Recommendations for factors to consider in promoting resilience in the Latino/a immigrant population are given, and future directions are highlighted and discussed.

Keywords: immigration; Latino/a population; resilience; adversities; Latino/a-focused prevention programs

Article.  13012 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Counselling Psychology

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