Investigator: Lisseth Rojas-Flores, PhD
Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores, originally from Colombia, is bilingual and bicultural and takes a special interest in addressing the inter-relationships between family, mental health and social policy issues, in a manner that promotes the well-being of vulnerable immigrant children and families. Her research focuses on the prevalence and effects of trauma exposure on children and parent-child relationships, in the United States as well as in Central America.
Current research is being conducted with Latino families who have children from 6 to 12 years of age and who reside in or near California. This study was funded by the Foundation for Childhood Development through its Changing Faces of America’s Children – Young Scholars Program. The Foundation is a national private philanthropy in New York City dedicated to promoting a new beginning for American education from prekindergarten through third grade, and it believes that families, schools, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government at all levels share complementary responsibilities in the critical task of raising new generations.