WE WORK TO IMPROVE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR YOUTH OF COLOR.
The CAMINOS Lab attempts to identify individual, familial, and cultural processes that place minoritized youth at risk for maladaptive psychological and educational outcomes, with a focus on immigrant and Latinx populations. We also seek to understand the individual, familial, and cultural processes that serve to promote positive development and mitigate risk. The lab’s research questions are grounded in cultural models of child development (e.g., Integrative Model; García Coll et al., 1996) and tenets of developmental psychopathology (Sroufe & Rutter, 1984). The integration of these perspectives can deepen our understanding of risk and resilience processes in Latinx and other families of color to inform how best to deliver community-based prevention and intervention programs that address the mental health and cultural needs of these communities. Our work broadly focuses on cultural values, discrimination, ethnic-racial socialization, and interventions in Latinx communiites.