Immigrant Family Financial and Relational Stressors and Coping Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Immigrant Family Financial and Relational Stressors and Coping Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jaime Ballard, Nusroon Fatiha, Cathy Solheim, Gretchen Buchanan, ZamZam Dini, & Soyoul Song, Immigrant & Refugee Families Research Team, University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science (October 2020)

The Immigrant & Refugee Families Research Team from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science interviewed 19 community-based non-profit health and human services providers that work with immigrant and refugee families in urban and rural Minnesota.  These interviews were conducted from June through August of 2020.  The main objective of the study was to provide findings to policymakers and community agencies that work with immigrant families so that they can better inform their developing policies.  Particular areas that their report focuses on includes resilience, job loss/effects of losing employment, housing, health (as it relates to COVID and overall health), family relationships, coping, distance learning, and access/cost of food.