Affordable Access

Access to the full text

¡Pásale!: Gaining Entrance to Conduct Research and Practice With Recent Hispanic Immigrants: Lessons Learned From the COPAL Study

Authors
  • Soto, Daniel Wood1
  • Unger, Jennifer B.1
  • Pattarroyo, Monica1
  • Meca, Alan2
  • Villamar, Juan Andres3
  • Garcia, Maria Fernanda4
  • Schwartz, Seth J.5
  • 1 Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA , (United States)
  • 2 Department of Psychology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX , (United States)
  • 3 Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL , (United States)
  • 4 Education and Human Development, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL , (United States)
  • 5 Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Frontiers in Public Health
Publisher
Frontiers Media SA
Publication Date
May 06, 2022
Volume
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.879101
Source
Frontiers
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Public Health
  • Methods
License
Green

Abstract

Given the rapidly changing political rhetoric and policies concerning immigration, and the likely impact of this rhetoric on immigrants' adjustment, it is essential to understand the experiences of recently arrived immigrant individuals and families. This article describes methods to recruit and retain recently arrived Hispanic families in longitudinal research and clinical practice. Barriers to continued engagement with recent-immigrant families include residential mobility, wariness toward authority figures (including researchers and practitioners), and unpredictable work schedules. These barriers can lead to challenges related to recruitment/engagement, logistics, establishing trust, and retention. This article describes decisions made, experiences, and lessons learned in a longitudinal study of Hispanic families in two cities. We also provide implications for clinical practice.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times