A Guide to Providing Mental Health Services to Immigrants Impacted by Changes to DACA and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Informed Immigrant
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Immigrant and Migrant Populations
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Mental Health Treatment, Trauma-informed
This guide was written for those providing or planning to provide mental health and human services to individuals who benefit from DACA. This might include but is not limited to: mental health counselors, school and career counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists, as well as other health providers. The guide is meant to be practical and useful in clinical practice, particularly for providers working with immigrants who are impacted by stressors related to the Supreme Court decision on DACA as well as the
COVID-19 pandemic. The guide contains 10 steps that providers can take in order to improve their cultural responsiveness and clinical knowledge on supporting individuals who benefit from DACA.