Trauma, Culture, and Immigration   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring addendum

ECE 418 - Trauma, Culture, and Immigration

3 Credit(s)

Most immigrant families function well in many domains and never come in contact with the child welfare system or child protection systems. But when they do, depending on their country of origin, generational and legal status, reason for emigration, and immigration and resettlement experiences, it becomes especially challenging to untangle the range of factors that contribute to their capacity to protect and nurture their children. Topics will include: Acculturation

  • Strengths and challenges faced by immigrant children
  • Cultural identity
  • Immigration and refugee families
  • The impact of the law on young children
  • Transgenerational immigration experiences
  • Events during migration (e.g., parental separation, hunger)
  • Transgenerational acculturation differences
  • Discrimination experiences
  • Integrating Cultural Values