20Risk and Resilience among Latino Immigrant Families: Implications for Community-Based Programs of Services and Cultural Adaptation Research

José Rubén Parra-Cardona, Sara Lappan, Ana Rocío Escobar-Chew, and Michael Whitehead

Although the United States is a nation of immigrants, we have witnessed in recent years an intense debate focused on Latino immigration.1 Regardless of personal positions on this issue, Latinos have become the largest ethnic minority group in the United States and the vast majority of children in Latino immigrant families are US citizens by birth (US Census Bureau, 2010). Thus, a pressing challenge for the nation refers to the urgent need to address the health and mental health needs ...

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