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September 2020


The current policy surrounding immigration in the United States (U.S.) has sparked negative attitudes surrounding individuals that are undocumented, as well as mixed-status families.1 Latinx adolescents residing in the U.S. are already at risk for psychological (i.e., depression, stress, anxiety) and physical health problems (i.e., chronic and acute health problems),2-4 and the current political climate only exacerbates these health outcomes.5-7 These experiences are striking given that 58.9 million Latinx individuals reside in the U.S.8 Given the impact that these recent local and federal policies have on the largest minority group in the U.S., these policies may also impact other psychological syndromes (i.e., trauma comorbid with anxiety-related, mood-related, and substance use disorders).9 However, there is limited psychological research that focuses on the ways in which Latinx adolescents experience structural and social conditions (e.g., economic adversity, physical environment, differing legal statuses).10 The psychological literature also has minimal understanding of the trajectories of mental and physical health comorbidities over time.11 These gaps limit our understanding of the health and well-being of adolescent Latinx’s in the context of the political climate.12,13 The authors therefore aim to conduct a systematic review that examines immigration political climates’ impact on adolescent trauma among mixed-status Latinx families. The authors will also investigate the prevalence of adolescent trauma among mixed-status Latinx families that will assist in diagnostic and intervention science. The presenters will also distribute handouts that include the systematic reviews’ outcomes for audience members to engage within and outside the AAHHE organization

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