Stress and Coping among Latin American Women Immigrants

  • Lucy M. Cohen
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


This chapter focuses on social and cultural factors and the adaptive patterns of Central and South American immigrants in Washington, D.C. It concentrates on two areas: (1) an understanding of linkages between levels of stress and their correlation to sociocultural characteristics, and (2) the identification of patterns of conflict resolution used by Latino newcomers to cope with the demands of a new urban environment. Since a sizable proportion of these immigrants are women, the findings presented draw heavily on the feminine experience.


Mental Health Maternal Grandmother Latino Woman Mental Health Expert Sociocultural Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucy M. Cohen
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyCatholic UniversityUSA

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