Immigrant Latino Children and the Limits of Questionnaires in Capturing Adverse Childhood Events.
Flores, Glenn. Salazar, Juan C.
Published: November 2017
Vol. 140, No. 5 , p. 30-32
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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This article discusses findings from a study that found a high adverse childhood events (ACEs) prevalence in Latino children and that Latino children in immigrant families were less likely than those in US-native families to have high ACEs (16% vs. 30%). It examines these seemingly contradictory findings and notes that traditional ACE measures fail to reflect immigration specific ACEs. The challenges for immigrant children are considered and the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement regarding immigrant children is reviewed. 20 references.
childhood trauma; undocumented immigrants; children of immigrants; Hispanics; deportation; data collection; emotional problems; interviewing children; research methodology