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Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 13–27 | Cite as

Parenthood in Migration: How to Face Vulnerability

  • Marie Rose Moro
Original Paper

Abstract

Whether they are African or Asian, the children of immigrant families live in situations in which they may be exposed to serious trauma. Immigrant families themselves often live in extreme conditions. Although research has described these conditions, intervention is still inadequate. These families need not only medical or psychological treatment but also basic needs for survival such as food, shelter, a place to sleep, a place to bury their dead. However, the psychological care of immigrant children and their families has much to teach us. We set out here to share what we have learned about immigrant families with infants.

Keywords

Children of immigrant families Transcultural psychiatry Ethnopsychoanalysis Vulnerability Identity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paris Descartes UniversityParisFrance
  2. 2.Child and Adolescent Psychiatric DepartmentCochin Hospital and Avicenne Hospital, AP-HPParisFrance
  3. 3.Inserm U699ParisFrance

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