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Strengths and Assets for Resilience among Mexican Immigrant

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Maria Torres

on 23 November 2015

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Transcript of Strengths and Assets for Resilience among Mexican Immigrant

Strengths and Assets for Resilience among Mexican Immigrant Women: A Positive Deviance Inquiry
Aims
Investigate the strengths and assets of MIW to develop resilience and maintain wellbeing

Uncover specific practices and behaviors supporting resilience and how they are acquired and used to prevent poor psychological health
Background
Why?
Background

The immigrant paradox: Health advantage compared to other groups resulting mainly from cultural characteristics

Very high rates of depression symptoms reported: Health disparities and risk factors causing high rates of depression especially among women

Medical Model
A deficits model
Disease Prevalence
Risk Factors
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