Trauma exposure during immigration: important considerations for professionals working with Latina immigrant populations
Latina immigrants represent a population that has been historically under-served an exploited (Ojeda, Flores, Meza & Morales, 2011). Therefore, it is the responsibility of professionals that work with this vulnerable group to not further victimize or misuse research participants. This exploratory paper summarizes available literature relating to trauma experienced by Latina immigrants during migration and provides guidance for researchers and other professionals who work with Latina immigrant populations. It is important to note here, however, that the authors of this paper are not suggesting that severe trauma is necessarily a part of all Latina immigrant migration experiences. Rather, that they emphasize the point that this population is especially vulnerable. It is important that researchers and professionals working with Latina immigrants consider this topic.