La reunificación familiar.
SCAN of Northern Virginia.
Intended for parents, this fact sheet explains that the separation of family members due to immigration can cause difficult and painful situations for both the immigrants and the ones who stay behind. Reasons people immigrate are listed and the impact of immigration on parents and children is described. The reunification process is then explained, along with factors to be considered in the reunification process. Parents are then provided strategies for helping the reunification process. Parents are urged to tell their children how difficult it was to make the decision to migrate and the reasons for doing so, show them love and patience, respect their feelings and help them keep in touch with those who took care of them during the separation, ask them about their experiences, show an interest in their needs, and create an atmosphere of respect and harmony amongst siblings.
family reunification; immigrants; child rearing; parent education; parent child relationships; emotional adjustment