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ERIC Number: EJ1125815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Mothering in a Foreign Land: Who Holds the Mother? Supporting Immigrant Families with Infants and Young Children
Velasco-Hodgson, M. Carolina; Kaplan-Sanoff, Margot
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n6 p25-30 Jul 2014
Becoming a mother in a foreign land can be challenging and demanding for immigrant women and their families, and also for the professionals who support these families. In addition to the typical demands associated with raising a newborn, mothers who are immigrants confront other issues that professionals must keep in mind: a unique understanding of child development, culture differences and displacement, immigration status, acculturation stress, language as an emotional connection to the newborn, mental health, family structure, and networks of support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: US Department of Health and Human Services
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90CA1763