Latino Immigrant Families

TXICFW believes the UT School of Social Work and the entire field of social work needs to strengthen and formalize it’s response to immigrant detention. Their needs to be increased awareness and understanding of the trauma and impact of migration and that immigration services should seek to increase access to psychosocial evaluations, counseling, and other mental health services that are mindful of the unique family dynamics and struggles of undocumented families. TXICFW believes efforts should be put forth to empower undocumented families to plan for their future and increase opportunities for social work students to advocate for these families. Learn more about our projects with Latino Immigrant Families:

Current Projects



Girasol strives to help Texas immigrant children and families to heal from trauma through support, education, and connection. Girasol is housed in the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing at the University of Texas at Austin and works with community partners to support immigrants by providing services to women and children both during and… Read more »

Completed Projects

Hispanic Parent Study

Researchers at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin are conducting a study to understand how cultural values influence parenting within Hispanic families. Researchers leading this study include Drs. Lauren Gulbas, Esther Calzada and Monica Faulkner. Focus groups will be held this summer with parents of children ages 0-5, 6-10 and 10-18.  Focus… Read more »