Forced migration is a process where people must leave their countries of origin due to situations of war, human rights violations, torture, and political reasons, among other factors. This article presents a working definition of forced migration with a focus on the experience of Latinx children and their families. Venezuela and the Northern Triangle of Central America are presented as regional examples and highlight the state of crisis regarding migration in Latin America. The author introduces the concept of trilateral migration trauma as a new model to understand forced migration experiences. Mental health considerations faced by children who forcibly migrate from their homelands are considered. The “push-pull” theory of migration is critiqued in the context of a forced migratory experience.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy|
|State||Published - Oct 2 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health