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ERIC Number: EJ1171303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
A Study of Social Work Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of Stages of Latino Immigration
Held, Mary Lehman; Cuellar, Matthew J.; Cook Heffron, Laurie
Journal of Social Work Education, v54 n1 p61-78 2018
Latino immigrants encounter distinct hardships at each stage of the immigration process, including stressors that occur in the home countries, during travel, and on settlement, which correspond with poorer mental health status. Yet, much of social work education and service delivery centers only on postsettlement needs. This exploratory study provides descriptive data on 194 social work students' experiences with and perceptions of Latino immigration and analyzes how students' perceived preparedness to work with Latino immigrants corresponds with their knowledge of hardships during each immigration stage. Findings suggest that students felt moderately prepared to work with immigrants and that perceived preparedness was positively associated with familiarity of immigration stage stressors. Implications for social work education, practice, and research are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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