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Vulnerable But Not Broken: Psychosocial Challenges and Resilience Pathways among Unaccompanied Children from Central America

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Published Date
January, 2018

This report provides an overview on the many issues facing unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the Southwest border of the United States. The document highlights children's resiliency regardless of challenging trauma histories and their ability to adapt to changes in familial and social environments. It also explores key resources that assist these immigrant children including unaccompanied minors. The psychosocial aspects of immigration are reviewed, outlining priority areas for future research and providing recommendations for culturally and developmentally informed practice, programs, legal representation, and will be helpful information for judges issuing decisions in cases involving immigrant children.