Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency whose social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors provide extensive services to residents of Nassau County, Long Island. Source: Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

The Acculturation Gap: Suicide Rates and Risk Factors Among Latina Teens | LifeLines

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Lismari Montes, one of the SEEDS participants. SOPHIA BOYD / MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE Picture source: http://wuwm.com/post/support-group-latina-teens-milwaukee-confronts-depression-suicide#stream/0 An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide, and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bicultural differences, according to […]

Celebrating Immigrant Mothers – America’s Voice

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Picture source:AMOR MIGRANTE (YouTube Official Video) – Elena & Los Fulanos Immigrant mothers are worthy of admiration. This is how I concluded a short essay about my undocumented mother, Vilma, who has overcome her fear of deportation. In the essay, I wrote about my mother’s unwavering spirit, her sacrifices, and her ability to always have […]

From Nth Africa To France, ‘Fatima’ Tells The Story Of A Mother & Her Teen Girls In A New Culture – GirlTalkHQ

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Picture source:http://girltalkhq.com/from-nth-africa-to-france-fatima-tells-the-story-of-a-mother-her-teen-girls-in-a-new-culture/ There’s a LOT of talk about immigration around the world right now. No matter which country you live in, it’s hard to escape the political lens that this this issue is often dominantly seen through. Whether it is Brexit, or Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, immigration has sadly becoming a plaything in the hands […]

Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News

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Image source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/suicide-rates-latina-teens-skyrockets-new-heights-immigrant-moms-daughters-weigh-article-1.125351 This weekend’s Out Of The Darkness walk through Brooklyn and Manhattan brings the devastating issue of suicide back into the spotlight. Source: Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News

Open Letter From an Immigrant’s Daughter to Immigrant Mothers – Brown Girl Magazine

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[Photo Source publicdomain.net] http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2016/06/open-letter-immigrants-daughter-immigrant-mothers/ Dear immigrant mothers, You don’t know me. But on behalf of your children, and your children’s children, I want to thank you for your incredible strength and courage. Source: Open Letter From an Immigrant’s Daughter to Immigrant Mothers – Brown Girl Magazine

The Mother-Daughter Relationship | Impacto Latin News ™

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Image source: http://www.impactony.com/the-mother-daughter-relationship/#sthash.HGf8TTqi.dpbs When Mami Is Not The Mother You Wish You Had Latina daughters are proud of their mother’s strength. They respect the sacrifices their mothers have made for their children and family. As a result, the Latina mother-daughter bond is often anchored on admiration and gratitude. By Angélica Pérez-Litwin Undeniably, the mother-daughter relationship […]

Suicide: Latina Teens – YouTube

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WUSTLBrownSchool – Suicide: Latina Teens Luis Zayas’ commitment to U.S. Latinas and their struggle with suicide started in the 1970s when he encountered the pain and suffering that the teenage girls and their parents were experiencing during his work in emergency rooms and mental health-care clinics. “Latinas have the highest rate of suicide attempt among […]