Applying a Community Violence Framework to Understand the Impact of Immigration Enforcement Threat on Latino Children

Applying a Community Violence Framework to Understand the Impact of Immigration Enforcement Threat on Latino Children

Gabriela Barajas- Gonzalez, Cecilia Ayón, Franco Torres, Society for Research in Child Development (September 25, 2018)

This paper draws on literature from psychology, sociology, medicine, political science, social work, and developmental psychology to outline how the anti‐immigrant climate in the U.S. and the threat of immigration enforcement activities in everyday spaces are experienced by some Latino children as psychological violence.

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