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dc.contributor.authorTaschman, Katrina Margaritaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T08:00:56Z
dc.date.available2018-06-21T08:00:56Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-20en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:16002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/83601
dc.description.abstractCurrently there are 4.5 million U.S.-born children with at least one undocumented parent who are at risk of being deported (Passel and Cohn, 2011). The sudden loss caused by parental deportation destabilizes families and causes emotional distress, conduct issues, and academic decline in children (Dreby, 2012). Given the negative impact that deportation has on children and the recent increase of immigration efforts under the current administration (Cervantes, Ullrich, and Matthews, 2018), this study aimed to explore the long-term impacts of deportation on Latino children. This study used an interpretive phenomenological approach and retrospective interviews to gain understanding of how adults who experienced parental deportation as children made meaning of their experiences over time. Ten Latino adults who had a parent deported when they were between the ages of 7 and 17 were interviewed in depth about their parent's deportation, the long-term impact on their families and childhood, and how they made sense of those experiences as adults. Findings suggest that adults who have had a parent deported during childhood experienced long-term loss throughout their childhood, noticed their parent's absence more as they got older, and felt a lack of guidance while growing up. While some participants reported depression, anxiety or misconduct in childhood, positive beliefs about the experience emerged from the data that demonstrated resiliency. Implications for clinical practice and intervention are discussed. Researchers also make recommendations for future research.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectLatinosen_US
dc.subjectparental deportationen_US
dc.subjectresilienceen_US
dc.subjectambiguous lossen_US
dc.titleSeizing the Circumstances: Adult Reflections on Parental Deportationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAdult Learning and Human Resource Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMuruthi, Bertranna Aleroen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFalconier, Mariana K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJackson, Jeffrey Brownen_US


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