Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar is lead author of article published in the American Journal of Community Psychology
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar is lead author of “Community-engaged asset mapping with Latinx immigrant families of youth with disabilities” in the American Journal of Community Psychology. The study aimed to identify community assets from the perspective of Latinx immigrant families with youth with disabilities and found:
- Churches provide Latinx families with formal and informal services
- Latinx immigrant families identifed the need for mental health services
- Latinx families identifed services provided in Spanish as assets
- Some community settings like local parks received mixed reviews from immigrant families
Co-authors includes UIC OT alumnae Amy Early, Ashley Maldonado and Hannah Marquez.